Monday, May 25, 2015

Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC, a public history project, uses GIS to document segregation in DC―housing, schools, rec facilities, and other public venues.   The project’s first year has focused on racially restrictive housing covenants and legal challenges to them.

Prologue DC, LLC, project creator, is holding two events in June to share the first year findings.   According to the website,

How did restrictive housing covenants shape DC neighborhoods? Prologue DC historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld will present the latest findings in their ongoing research project, Mapping Segregation in Washington DC, on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Park View Recreation Center, 693 Otis Place NW, and Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Library, 901 G Street NW.

More information about the project is on Prologue's Facebook page

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