dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
13 august 1968 & harris family gets house

13 august 1968 & harris family gets house

#OTD 13 August 1968 The Harris family obtained a rehabilitated home. Pictured are John Harris, his spouse who is unnamed, and their children: Cynthia (age 8), Wendell (age 6), John (age 11) and Jeanine (age 4). The photograph appeared in the Evening Star newspaper. The caption stated that they were standing in front of "their rehabilitated home."

It is possible that they were one of 10 families that received a home from the Urban Rehabilitation Corporation created by the Washington Catholic Archdiocese circa 1968. Under this program, families were provided with affordable homes.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or friends know the Harris family? Do you recognize their home or neighborhood? Did your family receive a rehabilitated home in 1968? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections, Evening Star Photograph Collection, Housing - DC - Homesteading Project. 13 August 1968. Rosemary Martufl, photographer. I could not find an accompanying newspaper article.

14 august 1968 & black youth union prepares to march to district building

14 august 1968 & black youth union prepares to march to district building

12 august 1968 & harry belafonte sings at carter barron amphitheatre

12 august 1968 & harry belafonte sings at carter barron amphitheatre