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Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

When

Thu 09 / 24 / 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Where

Online via Zoom

Price

FREE

Limited capacity: Registration Closed

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC is a digital public history project that reveals the systematic way in which residential segregation was established and enforced in the nation’s capital during the first half of the 20th century. 

Northwest Neighbors Village and Historic Chevy Chase DC are partnering to present an exciting mapping project that reveals -- as if unmaking a bed -- the role systemic racism has played historically in shaping the District of Columbia.

The project, co-directed by historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld who run an organization called Prologue DC, will also explain how ordinary citizens can contribute to this fascinating historical research by volunteering a couple of hours in online searches of old D.C. tax records looking for once-legal racial covenants.

Cherkasky, who will hold a follow-up training session for volunteers interested in participating, said the sleuthing for these old pieces of evidence is exhilarating and enables you to be part of a worthwhile project.

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