Project II: Mapping Commonplaces Analysis

Through researching and visiting my site, I discovered strong racial and class tensions between members of the Shaw community.  As the Shaw neighborhood undergoes rapid development, older residents feel as if they have lost their voice. Looking through testimonies of residents, and scholarly articles, I discovered there has been a shift in the identity to […]

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Annotated Bibliography 5&6- The (non)Violent Takeover of Shaw

Background Frank, Stephanie Barbara. “If We Own the Story, We Own the Place”:  Cultural Heritage, Historic Preservation, and Gentrification on U Street. University of Maryland, College Park, 2005. ProQuest, http://search.proquest.com/docview/304996415/abstract/1CE187B707EA4A1EPQ/1. Stephanie Barbara Frank, in her publication titled, “If We Own the Story, We Own the Place,” suggests that people must take different approaches to gain […]

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