How the Icon of Black Political Power Ended Up With the Most Displacement in the U.S.

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2022
From The Left
politics, blacks, Washington DC
Illustration by Beth Suzanna

Dominic Moulden landed in the historic Shaw neighborhood on his very first day in Washington. He can readily recall the exact date: June 1, 1986. On that day, he discovered a city, and a neighborhood, that just felt easy compared with his native Baltimore. This was, after all, the neighborhood that was home to famed, historically Black Howard University — “The Mecca.” It was the neighborhood that nurtured a litany of Black excellence, from Duke Ellington to Langston Hughes to Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History.” To him, it was a...

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