If You Lived Here

Truth and Reconciliation in Chevy Chase

Clip: Season 2 Episode 12 | 3m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

For almost a century, descendants of freed slave Captain George Pointer and Elizabeth Townsend owned land in the area that became Chevy Chase, D.C. In 1928, their property was seized by eminent domain to build an elementary school and park for white children. In 2018, Historic Chevy Chase DC worked with Pointer family descendants to rename the park in honor of the site's African American history.

Aired: 03/21/22

Rating: NR

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