dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
15 september 1968 & fort dupont park

15 september 1968 & fort dupont park

#OTD 15 September 1968 Fort Dupont Park (1900 Anacostia Dr SE) was a popular spot for recreation in 1968. The 376-acres site was completed in 1862 and served as a refuge for freedom-seeking individuals escaping slavery. The Fort Dupont Park concert series began in 1972.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors explore Fort Dupont? What did you do in the park? Did you attend the concert series in 1972? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library, Evening Star Newspaper Photograph Collection, c1968.

16 september 1968 & michon boston turns 6!

16 september 1968 & michon boston turns 6!

14 september 1968 & #flashbackfriday my mom and dad want to vote

14 september 1968 & #flashbackfriday my mom and dad want to vote