Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7 p.m.

Join us for "Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C.: Brightwood's Historic African American Communiy & How Real Estate Developers Shaped the Racial Landscape of Ward 4." 

"Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C." is a public history project from Prologue DC documenting the historic segregation of our city's housing, schools, playgrounds, and other public spaces. In 2015, Prologue DC launched the project's first installment, on legal challenges to racially restricted housing. Learn about the project's recent work on the history of the Military Road School and its community, and on the replacement of other historic black enclaves in Ward 4 with whites-only neighborhoods. 

"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.

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