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Ellington Statement on OSSE Investigation Report

Click here for letter from CEO Tia Powell Harris. Click here for letter from DCPS Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander.

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz – The art world remembers the force of nature who we lost too soon

Members of the art world remember philanthropist, activist, and collector, Peggy Cooper Carfitz, two months after her sudden passing   Never let it be said that one person can’t change the world. African-American philanthropist, activist, and collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz (1947–2018)…

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Duke Ellington H.S. Carries on Legacy of Peggy Cooper Cafritz

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Students, faculty and alumni at Duke Ellington School of the Arts performed a collection of show-stopping numbers April 7 in honor of deceased co-founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz. “Because You Were …We Are” celebrated…

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s collection of African American art rises from the ashes

When you are a passionate collector and, more importantly, an undying supporter of young artists of African descent, three years isn’t a long time. D.C. collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz was willing to wait that long to buy a painting by…

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