dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
8 march 1968 & throwback thursday: women organizing for excellent housing

8 march 1968 & throwback thursday: women organizing for excellent housing

#OTD Throwback Thursday Tenants of Arthur Capper Dwellings (5th & K Sts SE) organize to demand excellent housing. The tenants were part of an international struggle to demand excellent housing and to claim housing as a human right. The housing complex was 10 years old in 1968, the International Year of Human Rights, designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

Please comment below. Did you live in Arthur Capper Dwellings? Were you part of this march? Did your family end up at Arthur Capper Dwellings because you were displaced when the federal government demolished much of Southwest quadrant? Was your family displaced when HUD demolished it a decade ago? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections, 1 June 1970. Peter Schmick, photographer.
Click here for a digital project on Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg Dwellings.

 

9 march 1968 & climate

9 march 1968 & climate

7 march 1968 & teachers demand higher pay

7 march 1968 & teachers demand higher pay