Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. Oral History Project
Scope and Contents
Mapping Segregation in Washington DC: School and Neighborhood Desegregation in Ward 4 documents the transformation of Ward 4 neighborhoods and schools during the 1950s and early 1960s. Ward 4 was predominantly white in the early 1940s, but saw a shift in demographics as white families fled after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bolling v. Sharpe, in which public school segregation was deemed unconstitutional in the District of Columbia. This project primarily consists of interviews with longtime or former Ward 4 residents.
- 2014 - 2021
- Cherkasky, Mara (Person)
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Conditions Governing Access
The external hard drive DIG_BACKUP is for staff use only and contains preservation copies of this collection. This external hard drive is not publically accessible. Please see the digital collection in Dig DC for access to this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no know restictions on use. The DC Public Library holds copyright of the collection.
The collection is ararnged in four series: interviews, indexes, transcripts, and images. Please note not all interviews include images.
This collection was donated to the Library in 2022 by Mara Cherkasky.
- Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. Oral History Project
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