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Historic Walking Tour: Mapping Segregation

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Location: 
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Building: 
Hill Center - Old Naval Hospital
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Led by historian Sarah Shoenfeld. A walking tour of the adjacent LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale neighborhoods that will focus on the rise of DC’s black middle class and elite, including the intellectual, professional, and artistic community that gravitated to the Howard University area.  The tour will include a discussion of the life and work of Charles Hamilton Houston, the former Howard University Law School dean and NAACP attorney who led efforts to fight racially restrictive housing in DC and nationwide. Houston represented the Bloomingdale couple whose case contributed to the Supreme Court’s 1948 ruling that racially restrictive covenants were not legally enforceable.

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