Longtime residents say that “native Washingtonian” is nearly synonymous with “black Washingtonian.” That’s a point of pride for natives, who say their culture is the envy of the region.

Longtime residents say that “native Washingtonian” is nearly synonymous with “black Washingtonian.” That’s a point of pride for natives, who say their culture is the envy of the region.

Thursday, Oct 26 12 p.m. (ET)

Debunking The ‘No One Is From Washington’ Myth

A WAMU 88.5 reporter recently was asked to respond to a listener question: "Why does it seem like residents who have been living in D.C. for multiple generations are unknown to so many people?" She joins us to explore what she learned, along with one of the local Washingtonians who helped her find answers.

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