Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC: Restrictive Covenants, Racial Steering, and the Fight for Fair Housing

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC: Restrictive Covenants, Racial Steering, and the Fight for Fair Housing

Monday, July 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Join Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld of Prologue D.C. to explore the long history of displacement, race and real estate in D.C. The legal segregation of housing, schools and public space led to disinvestment and white flight in the 1950s and 60s. Learn about the demands of black home seekers, civil rights attorneys and fair housing advocates, and the legacy of their efforts.

For more information contact Washingtoniana librarian Michele Casto at michele.casto@dc.gov. 

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This event is part of a series of seminars inspired by the teach-ins at Resurrection City, the Poor People’s Campaign civil rights encampment on the National Mall during the summer of 1968. The series is part of DC Public Library’s year of art, activism and education commemorating the 50th anniversary of the events of 1968.

Visit dclibrary.org/1968 for more information.