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The Annunciation: 1942

The Annunciation: 1942

June 1942. "Anacostia, D.C. -- Frederick Douglass housing project. Boy at the playground." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Douglass, DC

Frederick Douglass spent his later years in Washington, where he became Marshal of the District of Columbia (a Presidential appointment). He bought and expanded a house in the Anacostia neighborhood; this is now the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, well worth a visit.

The Frederick Douglass housing project, later called Douglass Dwellings, was about a mile south in Anacostia, on some of the highest ground in the city. It was demolished in 2000, but the surrounding area is now known as Douglass, DC. It is a focus of gentrification.

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