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April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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 whose mission is to create a set of layered, online maps illustrating the historic segregation of DC’s housing, and its schools, playgrounds, and other public spaces. Maps tell stories that words cannot.
Last summer we unveiled our first story map, showing legal challenges to racially restrictive housing covenants (see http://prologuedc.com/blog/mapping-segregation/). Come and see what we’ve been doing since then.
Mapping Segregation in Washington DC is a collaboration among historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld of Prologue DC and historian/GIS specialist Brian Kraft of JMT Technology Group. It is funded in part by the DC Preservation League and Humanities DC.