DC Urban History

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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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

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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