Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC: Brightwood

Note the Prologue DC has also mapped the racial covenants in Bloomingdale.


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Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

Brightwood’s Historic African American Community &

How Real Estate Developers Shaped the Racial Landscape of Ward 4

Thursday, April 27, 7 pm

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7420 Georgia Avenue, NW

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC is a public history project documenting the historic segregation of our city’s housing, and its schools, playgrounds, and other public spaces. In 2015, we launched the project’s first installment, Legal Challenges to Racially Restrictive Covenants. Please join us on April 27 to learn about our 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. 

This project is led by Prologue DC historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld in collaboration with GIS specialist Brian Kraft of JMT Technology Group. It is funded in part by the DC Preservation League and Humanities DC and was recently awarded a National Park Service Civil Rights Grant. Partners include the Military Road School Preservation Trust and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. 

For updates and more information, visit or

Mara Cherkasky, Historian

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