The first mass production of campaign buttons dates to the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president.

Discover the
stories in your
neighborhood

People's District

History & Politics

Tracy and Josh on Fighting for D.C.

I used to work in the Maryland State Legislature, and people there felt like they could progres...

John on Fighting Fires

Fighting fires runs in the family. It is in our blood.

Beverly on Hand Dancing

Each dance style has its different rhythm and movements. In Baltimore, it is a little jerky. In...

Jim on Capitol Hill Books

In my years here, I have sold lots and lots of books. Overall, I mainly sell fiction, and mostl...

Brianna on Being a Howard at Howard

When my professors ask me to introduce myself, and I say Brianna Howard, I always get a chuckle...

Herman on Being a Minority in Reverse

I look back on my life and realize that my upbringing is a little different than most. We were ...

Kim on Claiming Our History

"To me, it is incredible how Whitman spoke through the generations to people like Hughes, and s...

Graylin on Doing Something

Eventually Mrs. Jones stepped down, and was looking for nominations for a new president. I just...

Pastor Mark Batterson on What Makes a Church

People's District and Rachel Estabrook present the third in a series of audio portraits of D.C....

Bardia on Cooking for the President

One day back in the 90's, it was about 2 o'clock on a beautiful summer day and these two gentle...

Paul on the D.C. Republican Committee

While I think about how much easier my job would be if I worked in a red state like, Texas, I l...

Pasquale on Streets Paved with Money

Here, we could have taken some lessons from Mussolini on how to handle the Mafia during my earl...

Dorothea on Memory

I graduated from high school during the Great Depression. I was admitted to a teacher's college...

Toni on Feeling Like a Woman

I have always felt like a woman. I can remember the times when my father would buy me baseballs...

Sidney on Discovering His Love of Painting at 95-Years-Old

I can't believe that I am having my first art show at almost 96-years-old. Sometimes, I feel li...

Father Clifford on St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church

Because of the declining parish, we face the real possibility of closure in the near future. No...

Older Posts »