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

Woodridge Library

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Join Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld of Prologue DC 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 homeseekers, civil rights attorneys and fair housing advocates, and the legacy of their efforts.

This summer's People's University seminar series was developed in partnership with the Smithsonian  Anacostia Community Museum to compliment their current exhibition 
A Right to the City. Satellite exhibits exploring the history of neighborhood change are available at five DC Public Library neighborhood locations.

Register at washingtoniana.eventbrite.com.