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Sub-Series 2: Indexes, 2020

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This project tells the story of life in Marshall Heights by interviewing member of the neighborhood who shaped the community, as well as reflecting on other neighbors that were active in the development of the neighborhood. The Marshall Heights neighborhood became home to many heroic Black veterans returning from World War II, as well as Black masons and carpenters, who, through their hard work and ingenuity, carved out new paths for economic development for its residents. The Marshall Heights neighborhood has an extensive history full of prideful civic accomplishments as well as its fair share of heartbreaks and missed opportunities. The community knows those notable stories of its organized efforts that led to the federal funding of a neighborhood library, and the creation of the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization that provided homeownership opportunities to many neighbors.


  • Creation: 2020



From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

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