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Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC

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The George Washington University and the Textile Museum

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701 21st Street, NW

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Please join public historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Jane Shoenfeld of Prologue DC to celebrate the launch of the new Mapping Segregation in Washington DC website, commemorating the 70th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision that ended the enforcement of racial covenants and the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. To put these data and history in context, WAMU's Sasha-Ann Simons moderates a discussion among distinguished panelists with expertise in DC history, GIS mapping, and fair housing: communications scholar Natalie Hopkinson, geographer Amanda Huron, and sociologist Greg Squires.

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC is a digital public history project documenting the historic extent of racially restricted housing and other mechanisms of segregation in the nation's capital. To date the project has focused on restrictive deed covenants, which had a profound impact on the District decades before government-sanctioned redlining policies were implemented in cities across the country. On October 24 Mara and Sarah announce a new Mapping Segregation initiative, funded by Humanities DC, that reveals DC's dramatic mid-century racial transformation, block by block.

This event is hosted by the Center for Washington Area Studies and the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies.

We are appreciative of support from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The Mapping Segregation website is produced with assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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Sasha-Ann Simons, WAMU

Panelists:
Natalie Hopkinson, Assistant Professor, Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Howard University
A
manda Huron, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of the District of Columbia
Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy/Public Administration, George Washington University

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