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Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC – Walking Tour Featuring Historian Sarah Jane Shoenfeld

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This event is part of Hill Center’s annual Benjamin Drummond series
of cultural and scholarly

Rain Date: Sunday, May 19th at 2PM

Historian Sarah Jane Shoenfeld, co-director of the public history project Mapping Segregation in Washington DC, will lead a walking tour of DC’s Bloomingdale neighborhood. This tour highlights key sites in the legal campaign against racially restrictive deed covenants, which kept much of this neighborhood off-limits to African Americans when it was first developed around the turn of the 20th century.

Discover why Bloomingdale’s premier architectural corridor was also a racial barrier, and how Black homeseekers and civil rights attorneys chipped away at this dividing line.

Participants are asked to download the DC Historic Sites mobile app, available for IOS or Android. It includes a tour called The Campaign Against Covenants in Bloomingdale with maps and photos to be highlighted during the walking tour.

Meet at 2PM SHARP in the small park across from Big Bear Café at First and R Streets NW.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration

Now in its 9th year, Hill Center’s Benjamin Drummond series honors America’s first liberated enslaved people with scholarly and celebratory programs that bring together a diverse group of prominent experts, artists, and public figures throughout the year to explore the Civil War and its long aftermath from the African American perspective. Named for the Old Naval Hospital’s first patient, a young African American seaman taken prisoner by Confederated ships, Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration marks 162 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed The District of Columbia Emancipation Act, also known as The DC Compensated
Emancipation Act, nearly nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation.


Made possible in part by support from the DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities and the
Capitol Hill Community Foundation.



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Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC - Walking Tour Featuring Historian Sarah Jane Shoenfeld (05-05-24)
$ 15.00
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Sunday, May 5
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Park across from Big Bear Cafe
1700 1st St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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