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Photo "Looking for Daddy" by Dion Johnson
Looking for Daddy by Anacostia. Photo: Dion Johnson

Hope in Our City: Anacostia, A Place of Spirit

This two-part project used visual art, music, and seminars to celebrate the rich diversity and historic heritage of Anacostia, the area of the nation's capital on the east side of the Anacostia River. The first part was an exhibition of artists and photographers in Anacostia in November of 1998. The second part, held at Washington's Union Station for the first three weeks of February 1999, celebrated National Black History Month by focusing on the relationship between the spiritual roots of freedom and contemporary outreaches in the inner city.

Originally submitted by: Eleanor Holmes Norton, Delegate (At Large).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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