DC Urban History

This Was F Street at Night in 1955

Aug 12th, 2017 | By

See it as it looks today HERE @ Ghosts of DC.

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Police 1960’s Washington D.C.

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
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Ex-Slave Visits With FDR at White House

Jul 29th, 2017 | By
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Watching the Oscars and thinking of “12 Years a Slave,” we were wondering if and when a former slave visited the White House as a guest. I also suspect that this has happened more than once, so after digging in The Washington Post, we were able to uncover a great story about a former slave who
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Stolen Streetcar Taken on Joy Ride

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
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Ben’s Chili Bowl unveils mural of DC’s prominent African-American leaders, celebrities

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By

Ben’s Chili Bowl unveils mural of DC’s prominent African-American leaders, celebrities. (Photo courtesy of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Twitter page) WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Ben’s Chili Bowl unveiled a new mural Wednesday afternoon that reflects several of DC’s most prominent African-American leaders and celebrities. Included in the mural, called “The Torch,” are images of President Barack Obama, First
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