The history of communities living in the D.C. neighborhood of Anacostia stretches back centuries. The name itself is is taken from the Native American tribe of Anacostans who called their settlement there Nacochtank. We consider those earliest days and the cultural, political and economic shifts that have shaped the community since the Civil War.

Guests

  • Portia James Museum supervisory curator, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
  • Tendani Mpulubusi El Artist; filmmaker, People Past & Present: Hillsdale; licensed D.C. tour guide
  • Ka'mal McClarin Museum Curator, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, NPS

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