1960 – 1970 – 1980
Washington, DC was 70 percent African American by 1970. No voting rights. No home rule. Why Did Blacks come to live in DC from all around the country?
Common answers included DC’s “Good government jobs.”… Great Society seemed imminent, the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, March on Washington, 1968 Riots, School integration, Public facilities desegregation.
There was an Evolution from colored to Negro to Black to Afro-American to African American.
Double Nickels is searching for stories from those who moved to DC from 1960-1975 as part of our WAWT grant project with HumanitiesDC. We’ll feature various stories online and at upcoming performance salons and select the best to perform during our culminating ceremony.
Share your story via the contact form below and we’ll be in touch soon! Thanks for your participation.