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Phylicia Fauntleroy Bowman interview, 2017-07-12

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Phylicia Fauntleroy Bowman discusses her family history; growing up near Washington Circle and then on Ingraham Street NW; attending D.C. public schools, including during desegregation; demographic changes to her neighborhood; her post-secondary education; and her career.


  • Creation: 2017-07-12


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

Phylicia Fauntleroy Bowman is a native Washingtonian, born in 1947. When she was about six, her family moved to Brightwood, where they were the second Black family on the block. She attended Park View Elementary and, after desegregation, West Elementary, then MacFarland Junior High and Roosevelt High School. She attended Oberlin College before pursuing graduate degrees at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and American University. An economist, Bowman spent most of her career at the D.C. Public Service Commission, including many years as executive director.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

Repository Details

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

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001