Note that this event coordinated by the Hill Center is now sold out.
Historian Sarah Shoenfeld, co-director of , will lead a walking tour of DC’s Bloomingdale neighborhood. Racially restrictive deed covenants kept much of this neighborhood off-limits to African Americans until the 1940s. A series of legal challenges to covenants in Bloomingdale culminated in the 1948 case , which was heard by the Supreme Court. This tour will feature some of the houses and blocks subject to battles over covenants along the shifting geographic lines that divided African Americans from their white neighbors here during the first half of the 20th century, and commemorates the 50 anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act.