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Adams Morgan History Walking Tour

Sat., Oct. 25 (3pm): Starting at the Sun Trust Plaza (18th St. & Col. Rd.), documentary filmmaker, researcher, preservationist and Adams Morgan community activist Eddie Becker will be conducting a tour that will highlight the neighborhood’s history from its very beginnings with the displacement of the native peoples who once made tools from quartz along Rock Creek, through the slavery and institutionalized segregation that divided the neighborhood, to the red-lining by banks that restricted African-American home ownership to the riots and police abuses during the ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Learn, also, about the cultural contributions of immigration from Chile and Central America and the displacement caused by the conversion of apartment buildings into condominiums in the ‘70s and ‘80s along with the replacement of much of the local retail by bars and nightclub-like establishments in the ‘80s and ‘90s and how that process continues through to today with brief moments of push-back and resistance. (See, for example, “Controlling Adams Morgan Nighttime Club Crowds, Enhancing Public Safety Focus of Joint Undertaking Among All Stakeholders,” InTowner, April 2014 issue pdf at p.1, http://tinyurl.com/ltfdbgj; also, “Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone Extension Decision Expected to be Decided by ABC Board Next Month, Strong Community Opposition Revealed at Hearing,” June 2014 issue pdf at p.1, http://tinyurl.com/ppjgd3d.) For more information, email to eddie_becker@yahoo.com.