Mapping Segregation in Washington DC Presentation June 17th!
June 9, 2015
Please join HumanitiesDC grantee PrologueDC for a presentation of Mapping Segregation in Washington DC on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.
This public history project is using GIS mapping software to document the historic segregation of DC’s housing, schools, recreation facilities, and other public venues. The project’s new online story map reveals how much of DC’s housing—especially in Northwest neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park—was racially restricted.
Discover why many of DC’s “historically black” neighborhoods were once exclusively white, and how the city’s racial geography has been shaped by segregation. As Mapping Segregation’s first installment, the story map traces the history of legal challenges to covenants and reveals why DC was central to the struggle to abolish restricted housing nationwide.
What: Presentation and online launch of Mapping Segregation in Washington DC
When: Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 pm
Where: Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW
Who: Prologue DC historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld
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 has been funded in part by HumanitiesDC.