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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: three sisters press, Washington, DC; 1st edition (March 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967632226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967632223
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,251,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Fleming is the photographer and recorder of interviews with 24 members of the club. Crown Me! is her third book. The other two are: IN HER PLACE: inner views and outer places, in 2000 and SMALL TOWN IN THE BIG CITY: the shopkeepers and business community of Chevy Chase, Washington, DC, at the beginning of the 21st century. Co-author Joanne Zich. 2005. All three books are published by three sisters press in Washington DC. Fleming retired from the National Park Service in 1994. She was a Park Ranger Botanist in Washington DC.

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BOOK PUBLICATIONS by three sisters press, Washington, DC
*CROWN ME! Capital Pool Checkers Club, Washington, DC 2010
*SMALL TOWN IN THE BIG CITY: The shopkeepers and business community of Chevy Chase, Washington, DC at the beginning of the 21st Century. By Peggy Fleming and Joanne Zich. 2005
*IN HER PLACE: inner views and outer spaces. 2000
*IN HER PLACE 1998 32-page brochure preceding larger book in 2000

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
*American Folklfe Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
*The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
*D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC
*Kiplinger Research Library, The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
*Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
*The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC
*Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, Montana
*Martha Jefferson Community Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia
*Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
*Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History,
*Smithsonian Institution, Human Studies Film Archives, Washington, DC.
*The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
The Art League Gallery & Multiple Exposures Gallery (formerly Factory Photoworks Gallery), #312, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.

PHOTOGRAPHY and Film and Video CLASSES
Since 1988: Corcoran, Smithsonian, ICP, Maine Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops, Joe Cameron, John Sexton, Bruce Barnbaum, Arno Minkkinen, Sam Abel, Ruth Bernhard, Chan Chao. Film and Video, School of Communication, American University MA program Jan. 2009 - present

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO PROJECTS
2004 - photographing and interviewing grandmothers where ever I travel. Baffin Island, Canada and Greenland, Inuit mid-wives and grandmothers, Cuba, India, Iran, Kaliningrad, Slovenia, Turkey, Israel, Palestine.
VIDEO PROJECT: CHECKERS AT 9 & S. Ten-minute video of a Saturday afternoon at the checkers club. The video is winning awards related to the book CROWN ME! BEST MINI DOC, Our City Fiulm Festival, Washington, DC, February 2010; CINESTUD film festival in Amsterdam, March, 2010; BEST SOUND and OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION at American University, April 2010. See it on www.vimeo.com/crownme

WORK HISTORY
Secretary in Civil Rights Division for John F. Kennedy, in the Senate, Presidential Campaign and the White House 1959 - 1963.
Sixth Grade Teacher 1963 - 1964
MA in Anthropology from George Washington University - 1969
Cultural Anthropologist 1973 - 1975
National Park Service Park Ranger, Vegetation Management Specialist. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC 1977 - 1994. Retired 1994.
Photography 1988 to present. Film and Video Jan. 2009 - present

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colleen Henderson on April 19, 2010
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I picked up this book intending to give it a quick browse, and found I didn't want to put it down. It's a photo/essay about a Washington DC checkers club, and it is really something special.

It made me smile, it made me chuckle, it gave me a wonderful feeling about the people in the stories, the bond they share, and the place the congregate to play.

The photography is beautiful. The stores are wonderful. You won't be disappointed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Ann Whilden on April 12, 2010
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This is such a good book. A chance to learn how these men have participated in a checkers club for decades as a way to have a community. I wish they had clubs for people like me. My friends all go to gyms where they do parallel play on equipment. Good writing, wonderful photos.
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A powerful and important book, in my opinion. Beautiful pictorial and verbal biographies. I especially was inerested in the three men from South Carolina, all of whom are pretty close to me in age. The foreword was very centering and moving for me. I've been thinking lately that what matters most in life and in social justice may be the integrity of individuals, even more than jobs or other accomplishments -- people who keep the fire burning in dark times. This book, and its respect for these men and their friendships, seemed to illuminate the importance of human persistence and integrity, and I found that very powerful to read.
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