If You Lived Here

Changes in LeDroit Park Through the Years

Clip: Season 2 Episode 11 | 3m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

Longtime residents of LeDroit Park in Northwest Washington discuss the changes they have witnessed in their neighborhood. Once the home to Black intellectuals like Mary Church Terrell, Anna J. Cooper, and Paul Laurence Dunbar, the community saw the influx of drugs and crime in the 1980s. More recently, the community has rebounded but grapples with the impacts of gentrification.

Aired: 03/07/22

Rating: NR

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If You Lived Here is a local public television program presented by WETA.