DC Urban History

Buy a new car for $750! In the year 1911…

Nov 19th, 2017 | By

Buy a new car for $750! In the year 1911… The Model T, Henry Ford’s affordable automobile invention, seems extra affordable by today’s standards. At the Miller Brothers Automobile Supply House at 1105-7 14th St.

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What Did an Alexandria Slave Pen Look Like

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By

The sad truth is that slave pens existed in and around all of Washington. This photo shows one of those in Alexandria during the 1860s. View more @ Ghosts of DC

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Walk In My Shoes – feat. Dick Gregory’s First TV Appearance (1961)

Sep 17th, 2017 | By
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D.C. cultural activist fights to preserve black art, history in gentrifying Southeast

Aug 19th, 2017 | By
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Vernard Gray seethes with frustration every time he hears people talk about certain historic D.C. neighborhoods as “up and coming,” as if to completely overwrite the history of longtime residents who have called the places home for decades. That is why Gray, 76, a D.C. native, artist, curator and longtime cultural activist in the local
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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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