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Martha Saragovitz and Barbara Saragovitz interview, 2017-10-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005

Scope and Contents

In this interview with Barbara and Martha Saragovitz, the sisters discuss growing up in Lamond Riggs, when the neighborhood was brand new and largely Jewish. They recount their experiences during the real estate blockbusting and their family's eventual move to Capitol Hill in 1963. Martha remembers a few violent incidents after moving to Southwest, D.C., and her time as an undergraduate at American University.


  • Creation: 2017-10-05


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

Martha Saragovitz was born in 1945 and lived on North Capitol Street before her family moved to a house in the Lamond Riggs neighborhood. Barbara Saragovitz was born in 1948 soon after the move. In 1963, their parents moved again, to Capitol Hill. Martha attended American University and Barbara went to the University of Maryland. They both live in Silver Spring as of this interview.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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