@DCculture! We had a great time on The Deanwood Heritage Trail Saturday! Shouts to Kia Chatmon of the Deanwood History Committee for the guided tour. We learned about the families that were pivotal in making Deanwood a thriving neighborhood during a time when African-Americans relied on their communities to educate, build, and sustain themselves. There were a couple neighbors still living in Deanwood who know this history and gladly shared with us as we traversed the many landmarks on the trail which made it a very intimate experience. Tuskegee Airmen, prominent architects, educators, and business that were all self-reliant. It was a definite lesson about the past that can be applied to current community building in Deanwood.
If you’re a community builder, activist, change maker, historian, educator, or just a DC resident looking for something worth while to do on a Saturday afternoon then sign up for the next one October 13 on the Eventbright page https://dxdwalkingtowndeanwood.eventbrite.com/
DeanwoodxDesign (DxD) showcases the rich arts, cultural, historical, and green space assets of Deanwood and Ward 7 through a community-wide, intergenerational, and collaborative effort.
DxD highlights one of the District’s earliest African American communities from a design perspective.