Inspiration|Action: How We Got Here: The Legacy of Racial Deed Covenants and Federal Housing Policies Online
Sarah Jane Shoenfeld will discuss the historic role of racially restrictive deed covenants, federal housing programs, and discriminatory lending, or redlining, in shaping DC’s housing landscape and racial wealth gap.
Sarah Jane Shoenfeld is an independent scholar and public historian. She co-directs the project Mapping Segregation in Washington DC, which is documenting the former extent of racially restricted housing in the nation's capital along with other historic mechanisms of segregation and displacement. Sarah's company, Prologue DC, engages in a variety of history projects, including research for exhibitions and films, historic landmark and district nominations, oral histories, and walking tours. Recent projects include a successful historic landmark nomination for Barry Farm Dwellings—a World War II-era public housing project in Anacostia that is currently slated for redevelopment—and an online tour of African American Civil Rights sites in DC.
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Inspiration | Action is a new weekly virtual series of programs by Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum to educate and inspire participants to calls of action and become civically engaged. Experts will briefly present on four related topics based on one monthly theme. At the end of each program, participants will be provided digital resources to engage, participate in, or just learn more about the topic discussed.
Please join in on these weekly 45-minute programs designed to harness the collective power of community and its ability to care for and comfort each other in these uncertain times.
Note: Sign Language interpretation or live captioning for our virtual programs available upon request. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated. Place your request by emailing Linda Maxwell at MaxwellL@si.edu
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