Throwback Thursday: Miner Teachers College cheerleaders September 24, 2015 by FHC Miner Teachers College was one of three schools that became the University of the District of Columbia. This 1939 photo is from the DC Public Library’s Joseph Owen Curtis Photograph Collection. Curtis was a amateur photographer and historian who documented life in Southwest DC from the 1920s through the 70s. Miner Teachers College has a fascinating history that dates back to before the Civil War. Read David Jonas Bardin’s article. Advertisement Forest Hills Connection is produced by volunteers, and supported by you. We appreciate your support – financial and otherwise. Here’s how to donate.