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Mapping Segregation in Ward 4 – April 14 at Petworth Library

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

How real estate developers shaped the racial landscape of Ward 4


Thursday, April 14, 7 pm – Petworth Library, Georgia Avenue & Upshur Street, NW

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC is a public history project documenting the historic segregation of DC’s housing and schools, playgrounds, and other public spaces.

Last summer we unveiled our first story map, which highlights DC’s central role in the struggle to abolish restricted housing nationwide and shows how the city’s racial geography was shaped by segregation. See prologuedc.com/blog/mapping-segregation.

Come and find out what we’ve been doing since then. Learn how restricted housing shaped neighborhoods in Ward 4. Maps tell stories words cannot!

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC was launched in 2014 by Prologue DC in collaboration with GIS specialist Brian Kraft of JMT Technology Group. It has been funded in part by the DC Preservation League and Humanities DC.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, and hope to see you there!

Sarah Shoenfeld

(project co-director and Kennedy St neighbor)

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