Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central LibraryMt. Pleasant Library

Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Focusing on historic housing segregation in Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View and Pleasant Plains

Please join us for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.

Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. is a public history project whose goal is to create a set of layered, online maps illustrating the historic segregation of D.C.’s housing, schools, recreational facilities, and other public venues.

The first year has been focused on racially restrictive housing covenants mostly east of Rock Creek Park, and the legal challenges to them.
 
Come learn why many of D.C.’s “historically black” neighborhoods were once exclusively white, and how more recent shifts in the city’s racial identity have been shaped by this history.
 
Come see for yourself the maps we’ve created to show restricted neighborhoods, the legal battle lines, and who lived where over the years. Maps tell stories that words cannot.
 
Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. is a collaboration among historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld of Prologue DC, historian/GIS specialist Brian Kraft of JMT Technology Group, and others. It is funded in part by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.

CANCELED: Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.
MLK Memorial Library, Great Hall
901 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
3160 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010


Questions to mara@prologuedc.com or sarah@prologuedc.com.