Friends of Crummell School - Ivy City

Friends of Crummell School - Ivy City Friends of Crummell School is dedicated to reclaiming Ivy City's historic Alexander Crummell School site for public use - not private profit.

This page is meant to be a gathering place for all those who love the small, historic IVY CITY neighborhood in NE Washington, DC. Ivy City is one of DC's most historic African American communities. We invite the current and former residents and friends of Ivy City to share photos, memories and mementos -- and to come together to advocate for the preservation and uplift of Ivy City, as an affordable and close-knit African American community.

Mission: Friends of Crummell School involves Ivy City residents Crummell School alumni, and concerned residents from throughout DC in efforts to achieve full restoration and public use of the Alexander Crummell School and its site for public use, not private profit. Our goals include: - Preserving the historic integrity and public purpose of the Crummell School, a historic landmark, which originally opened to serve Black children of Ivy City and Trinidad in 1911 - Ensuring that the Crummell School and its 2-acre site serve public needs to include a multi-use community center, large park and outdoor play space in perpetuity - Holding the city government accountable to the use of public land first and foremost to serve public needs, not private profit - Celebrating the rich Black history of Ivy City, and the legacy of Rev Alexander Crummell School, a noted abolitionist for whom the school was named Friends of Crummell School is supported by Empower DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Organizing Community Power throughout DC to further racial, economic and environmental justice.

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09/12/2020
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09/12/2020
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07/04/2020
Empower DC

Check out the Ivy City Kids March from this past Wednesday. It's been a long fight but we aren't stopping until its won!!

Join us in calling on the DC Council to fund a park, playground and community center at the Alexander Crummell School so that kids in Ivy City have a safe place to play #organize

Check out the Ivy City Kids March from this past Wednesday. It's been a long fight but we aren't stopping until its won!!

Join us in calling on the DC Council to fund a park, playground and community center at the Alexander Crummell School so that kids in Ivy City have a safe place to play #organize

Reminder! Come march with us today! Hoping for clear skies! If there is a steady rain we will move the event to our rain...
07/01/2020

Reminder! Come march with us today!

Hoping for clear skies! If there is a steady rain we will move the event to our rain date, tomorrow same time and place.

Kids and families from across DC are invited to march in solidarity with Ivy City kids this Wednesday- because every kid...
06/27/2020

Kids and families from across DC are invited to march in solidarity with Ivy City kids this Wednesday- because every kid needs a safe place to play! #organize

Empower DC
06/16/2020

Empower DC

Tune into Taking Action tomorrow at 1PM on WPFW THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL EQUITY IN WASHINGTON DC with guests Lukas Soto - Researcher, Shana Potter, Tori Collins and Jair Carrasco. Hosted by Jonathan Wesley Hutto.

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05/22/2020

Empower DC

Preparing for tomorrow's food distribution in Ivy City. Thankful for our partners Food For All DC World Central Kitchen Serve Your City Trinity Baptist Church and the Friends of Crummell School - Ivy City leaders who make it possible to serve Ivy City residents every Wednesday and Saturday. #organize

For those of you with twitter accounts - please take one minute in solidarity with the Ivy City community and tweet the ...
05/07/2020
Tell the Mayor: #FundCrummellSchool

For those of you with twitter accounts - please take one minute in solidarity with the Ivy City community and tweet the Mayor to #FundCrummellSchool - take action below! thank you!

Tell the Mayor to #FundCrummellSchool in her 2021 city budget. Ivy City kids have no safe place to play! Children and adults can't wait any longer for a community center, park and playspace at the historic Crummell School, the heart of Ivy City.

Join us tonight for our last event- Creating Crummell Community Center: A Celebration of What Community Can Create Toget...
01/28/2020

Join us tonight for our last event- Creating Crummell Community Center: A Celebration of What Community Can Create Together!

Performance, Arts & Activists Booths, 3rd Exhibition & Zine Launch & Free Food.

RSVP at Part 3 Exhibit: Creating Crummell Community Center

Join us tomorrow night as we celebrate what community can create together! Arts & Activists Booths, 3rd Exhibition & Zin...
01/27/2020

Join us tomorrow night as we celebrate what community can create together!

Arts & Activists Booths, 3rd Exhibition & Zine Launch at the Part 3 Exhibit: Creating Crummell Community Center 6 pm-8:30 pm!

Photos by Conrado Muluc

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01/21/2020
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

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“We will be on @thelinehoteldc Radio Program Today at 2 pm talking about our work with @dcpubliclibrary & @empower_dc to put on Part 3 Exhibit: Creating Crummell Community Center! Listen in & come to next Tuesday's Exhibition & Fair! Link in bio”

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01/09/2020
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

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“We are so excited for our last exhibition! It will be a night of performances, free food, work by local artists, and information on community groups fighting development and gentrification! Join us for a night of community and fun!”

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01/08/2020
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

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“We are so excited for our last exhibition! It will be a night of performances, free food, work by local artists, and information on community groups fighting development and gentrification! Join us for a night of… https://t.co/92NN2VJTVx”

See you soon!
11/14/2019

See you soon!

More amazing work by Jamila Zahra Felton, currently featured at the National Museum of Women in the Arts!Join us for her...
11/14/2019

More amazing work by Jamila Zahra Felton, currently featured at the National Museum of Women in the Arts!

Join us for her workshop & to learn more about how Ivy City residents have been dreaming of a better future! 💫
Part 2 Exhibit: Crummell For Community

11/14/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

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“Join us tonight for our 2nd Installment of Ivy City Voice: We Read the Future By The Past! Part 2 Exhibit: Crummell For Community is happening tonight at 6pm at Northeast Library. @ Northeast Branch Library https://t.co/daLryYpRfC”

Join us tonight for our 2nd Installment of Ivy City Voice: We Read the Future By The Past!Part 2 Exhibit: Crummell For C...
11/14/2019

Join us tonight for our 2nd Installment of Ivy City Voice: We Read the Future By The Past!

Part 2 Exhibit: Crummell For Community is happening tonight at 6pm at Northeast Library.

11/14/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

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“Have you always wanted to learn how to make a Zine? Do you have a creative side but never get to use it? Do you love @beatofblossoms Jamila Felton as much as we do? Join us today from 6 pm-8:30 at Northeast… https://t.co/2HH8kF4Ult”

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a Zine? Do you have a creative side but never get to use it? Do you love Jam...
11/14/2019

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a Zine? Do you have a creative side but never get to use it? Do you love Jamila Zahra Felton as much as we do?

Join us today from 6 pm-8:30 at Northeast Library for an art workshop where we will vision a DC where all can thrive & Ivy City gets the community recreational center they’ve been organizing for decades to have.

RSVP at Part 2 Exhibit: Crummell For Community

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All art & photos by Jamila Felton

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

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“Join us for a night of: Film Screening, and Make Your Own Zine Art Workshop w/ artist Jamila Zahra Felton. @beatofblossoms 2nd Exhibition. Zine Launch. Q&A. Free Food. Dream Salon. In collaboration with @empower_dc DC and Friends of Crummell School - Ivy City #peoplesuniv…”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Join us for a night of: Film Screening, and Make Your Own Zine Art Workshop w/ artist Jamila Zahra Felton. @beatofblossoms 2nd Exhibition. Zine Launch. Q&A. Free Food. Dream Salon. In collaboration with… https://t.co/ExOnUwbndt”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Continued: In October we met at the Northeast Library to hear stories about the history of Ivy City, the legacy of Reverand Alexander Crummell, & to learn about the impact the Crummell School had on the… https://t.co/glpUhef0Xc”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“In October we met at the Northeast Library to hear stories about the history of Ivy City, the legacy of Reverand Alexander Crummell, & to learn about the impact the Crummell School had on the neighborhood! Join us… https://t.co/MkmeZlUoMk”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Last month we hosted our 1st installment of our 3-part Exhibition. We spent the evening learning about Alexander Crummell & heard stories of the impact the Crummell School made on Ivy City residents. The event was co-hosted by #peoplesuniversity @empower_dc & @dcpubliclibrary”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Announcing #PeoplesUniversity at the D.C. Public Libray @dcpubliclibrary take over of the Friends of Crummell School - Ivy City social media! Over the next three months, we are partnering together to put on Ivy City Voice: We Read the Future By The Past, at the Northeast Ne…”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Last month we hosted our 1st installment of our 3-part Exhibition. We spent the evening learning about Alexander Crummell & heard stories of the impact the Crummell School made on Ivy City residents. The event… https://t.co/LdoVK52k57”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Continued: Last month, we hosted a Zine-making workshop at the 9th Annual Community Outreach event hosted by Trinity Baptist Church in Ivy City. We know #IvyCityneedsaRec , but what can a community-run public… https://t.co/8T1I9j5qJl”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Last month, we hosted a Zine-making workshop at the 9th Annual Community Outreach event hosted by Trinity Baptist Church in Ivy City. We know #IvyCityneedsaRec , but what can a community-run public space look… https://t.co/oRxZlEuTO0”

11/12/2019
Friends of Crummell on Twitter

#crummell4community

“Announcing #PeoplesUniversity at the D.C. Public Libray @dcpl take over of the Friends of Crummell School - Ivy City social media! Over the next three months, we are partnering together to put on Ivy City Voice:… https://t.co/APflDfS1ZE”

Last month we met at the Northeast Library to hear stories about the history of Ivy City, the legacy of Reverand Alexand...
11/12/2019

Last month we met at the Northeast Library to hear stories about the history of Ivy City, the legacy of Reverand Alexander Crummell, & to learn about the impact the Crummell School had on the neighborhood!

Join us this Thursday for the next installment of this 3 Part Series, Part 2 Exhibit: Crummell For Community. We will host an art-making workshop while we learn about the organizing happening today around Crummell School & gentrification in Ivy City.

Photos by Conrado Muluc

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Statement from Remetter C Freeman, Crummell School alumna

This page is meant to be a gathering place for all those who love the small, historic IVY CITY neighborhood in NE Washington, DC. Ivy City is one of DC's most Historic African American communities. We invite the current and former residents and friends of Ivy City to share photos, memories and mementos -- and to come together to advocate for the preservation and uplift of Ivy City, as an affordable and close-knit African American community. I am an Alumni of Crummell School, beginning Kindergarten in (1930), and graduating in (1941). I was a part of a community that exemplified love, through our many interactions with each other. My roots are very deep since I have been a continuing member of the Bethesda Baptist Church, on the corner of Capitol Ave., and Mount Olivet Rd. N.E. The Gentrification of D.C. is destroying the heritage of the African American Communities. I would like for my Children, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, and Great-Great Grandchildren, etc. to have a legacy of some of the contributions, and achievements of African Americans in this City. I urge the Mayor, City Council, and all of our other Officials to let us keep some of our Heritage, for so many of our youth of today, who know nothing about the accomplishments of our Forefathers.

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6:30pm meeting tonight @ Bethesda Baptist Church.