Posts by Izetta Mobley

Robert H. McNeill (1917-2005)

December 19, 2017, marks the centennial of the birth of photographer Robert H. McNeill. Pictured here in a self-portrait from 1940, McNeill was born in Washington, D.C., in 1917. Known for his crisp photographs of life in Washington, McNeill forged an expansive career. He was lauded for his ability to capture the humanity and vitality of […]

Holy Rosary Church

Holy Rosary Church

Holy Rosary Church at 595 Third Street NW is a historic anchor for D.C.’s small Italian American community. Ministering to the Italian artisans who came to early 20th-century Washington to work on public building projects, Reverend Nicola de Carlo, an immigrant from Avigliano, Italy, established the church in December 1913 with its first Mass at 83 […]

Indigenous People’s Day

This year October 9th marks Indigenous People’s Day. Generally recognized on the second Monday of October, and sharing the day with Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day acknowledges and honors the lives, land, and resilience of Native people in North America. A woman, a man, and four children stand in front of a worn white-washed wooden house. Printed from a […]

Latinx Heritage Month

September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, created in August 1988. The date was selected in recognition of the independence days shared by El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Now commonly referred to as Latino History Month – or the gender-neutral Latinx History Month – this celebration of the culture, history, and people of […]