Washington Was an Icon of Black Political Power. Then Came Gentrification.

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2022
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Illustration by Beth Suzanna | Photos by Patrick Cavan Brown for POLITICO
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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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