http://prezi.com/qw4puxhm0ve9/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy For my final project in my Spring college writing class, I have chosen to reflect upon the cultural, demographic, and socio economic changes in Shaw. Through Le Diplomate, a French bistro located on 14th Street, I discover the true gentrification that is taking over the Shaw area and beyond. But is it for the worse or […]
Here is a picture of my site while it is undergoing plans for development. On the fence surrounding the building you can see a sign for someone running for office.
This is a picture of Shaw near my site back when it was known to be “Black Broadway.” Government sponsored projects have drastically shifted the demographics of the Shaw neighborhood.
This is a mural painted near my site, showing the neighborhoods appreciation for its African American heritage. Although the government has put funding towards development projects that have been known to displace African Americans in this area, they should also put funding towards projects like this so Shaw’s older residents know it is still […]
This is a sign outside my site pointing to parking for Giant. This sign shows that many of its shoppers are affluent enough to own cars even in a city. There are no grocery markets near Giant that cater to lower income residents.
This is a picture taken of my site in 1978 before it’s renovation. This was a time when my site was located in a center of crime and violence that the government turned a blind eye to.
Walking through the park, I got another glimpse of the Pierce Mill and when I saw this sight, I couldn’t help but also reflect on the beauty of such an historical park. There are many parks which might bring history which Rock Creek Park certainly does, there are many parks which might bring relaxation which […]
When I first visited Rock Creek Park, I remembered hearing about Pierce Mill, but I never fully understood what it really meant, what it really is and was, or the historical significance that it represented. Pierce Mill essentially has given us so many things that we as a society take advantage of today by producing […]
When I first visited Rock Creek Park, I was truly unsure how I would fully experience the historical park that I had researched a great deal. A few of the articles that I researched had ideas about touring the park, and the best way to do it by getting the most out of it. Those […]