Civil Rights Activism and the Barry Farm/Hillsdale Community

Anacostia Library

Civil Rights Activism and the Barry Farm/Hillsdale Community

Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

In the 1950s and ‘60s, Barry Farm/Hillsdale’s residents—in particular residents of Barry Farm Dwellings—were in the forefront of Civil Rights activism in Washington, D.C. Museum curator and author Alcione M. Amos will lecture on the history of this period when parents in the community were active in the fight to integrate schools in Washington, D.C. and residents of Barry Farm Dwellings were organizing themselves, with the help of the Southeast Neighborhood House, to defy the oppression of the welfare system and to create new opportunities for neighborhood youth.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Right To The City and in partnership with DC Public Library. 
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Image courtesy Anacostia Community Museum.