March 30, 2015

Where Is Anacostia?

By Ruth Tam

Time for a simple district geography lesson. Where is Anacostia?

Seems simple, right? It’s a neighborhood east of the Potomac River. While that’s not incorrect, many local residents say there’s a common misconception that Anacostia is the neighborhood across the Potomac, instead of one of the many communities that comprise Ward 8. Take a second look.

Ward_8Here’s the relative location Anacostia (tan) within to Ward 8 (red).

You can listen to D.C. artist and filmmaker Tendani Mpulubusi El describe his neighborhood in a recent appearance on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show will broadcast live from the Anacostia Playhouse Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, from noon to 2 p.m. In addition, a “Kojo In Your Community” event will be held at the playhouse Wednesday evening with Mayor Muriel Bowser.