Anthony, Anacostia Riverfront Park, Washington, DC 2014

“I’ve got a story,” Anthony said.  The medals tattooed on his chest commemorate his 6 months of service in the military. Anthony grew up east of the Anacostia and was in the foster care system as a
The Shining Tower on the Hill, Washington, DC 2018

Expansive views of Washington, DC west of the Anacostia River are viewable from many areas east of the Anacosita. Here, the Capitol Dome and Cathedral are easily discernable on W Street SE in historic  A
St. Elizabeths, Martin Luther King Ave SE, Washington, DC 2014

A group of local elementary school teenagers practice for their performance on the grounds of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the grounds of which are bifurcated by Martin Luther King Ave SE.

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Hand Dancing, St. Elizabeths East Campus, Washington, DC

Hand dancing, also known as "D.C. hand dancing" or "D.C. swing", is a form of swing dance that can be traced as far back as the 1920s, from Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug, to the 1950s when dancers in
Fading Victorian, Mapleview Pl SE, Washington, DC 2010

This victorian, one of the original grand Victorian homes of historic Anacostia village has fallen into even greater disrepair since the time this image was taken and will need to be razed before the
Panther Mom, Martin Luther King Ave SE, Washington, DC 2014

A woman cheers on the parade marching up Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE during the annual Congress Heights Day celebration.
Mabula and Kabula Samuels, Washington, DC 2011

Twins Mabula and Kabula Samuels pose in front of a boarded-up apartment building, long abandoned in the historic Anacostia neighborhood.  The overdevelopment of multi-family units in the east of the river ne
Defunct Deanwood Public Library Kiosk, Nanny Helen Burroughs Ave SE, Washington, DC 2014
Queens, Martin Luther King Jr Peace Parade, Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 2019
Martin Luther King Jr Mural, Parkland Place SE, Washington, DC 2019

A mural of Martin Luther King near an open-air drug market in Congress Heights is defaced with the addition of a tear-drop tattoo signifying that the wearer has committed murder.
Southeast Neighborhood House, Mapleview Terrace, Washington, DC 

“We have an institution in our community that we are getting ready to lose. We have a Southeast Neighborhood House. . . We are in this building right now, we went out there, we cut the gras
Headstones, Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington DC 2015

Broken headstones are gathered together during a community clean up day at historic Woodlawn Cemetery in southeast Washington, DC.  

Interred here are over 36,000 people, including Blanche K. Bruce, born
Dorothy Height Mural Dedication, Martin Luther King Jr Ave  SE, Washington, DC 2019

Ms. Gray: We are a part of the city and let them know that somebody listened to us and somebody considers us a part of the city. 
Mr. Dixon. Ms. Gray, let me ask you, did
Young Man and Dog, Barry Farms, SE, Washington, DC 2014

The Barry Farm Dwellings, a public housing unit where this young boy lives, no longer exists as a living community. The complex is in the process of being razed, it's residents given housing voucher
Ballou Marching Band, Barry Farm, Sumner Road SE, Washington, DC 2014

Despite living in a neighborhood and school plagued by gun violence and poverty, the Ballou High School Marching Band is a positive force in the community. This underdog band won third
Water Tower, Angier Road, SE, Washington, DC 2014

Outdoor statuary graces a parking lot at a child daycare center, a popular business east of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
Herbert Scott, Minnesota Ave SE, Washington, DC

Herbert Scott has lived in Deanwood, a historic African American neighborhood east of the Anacostia since 1967. Photographed at his auto body repair shop on Minnesota Ave NE, which he was in the process of
Phenomenal Womens' Tea Party, Brothers Place SE, Washington, DC 2016 

Ladies watch a fashion show in the backyard of a southeast home in Washington, DC.
Miss Elvera Makes Her Entrance, Brothers Place SE, Washington, DC 2015

Ms. Congress Heights, Elvera Patrick, makes her entrance at her annual Phenomenal Women's Tea Party where she celebrates the phenomenal women in her life with a fashion show, band, te
The Pink Palace, Brothers St SE, Washington, DC 2014

Once a restricted covenant, whites-only community, Congress Heights is now a majority African American population in southeast Washington, DC. This original Congress Heights home is now known as The Pi
Zaniya, 50th St NE, Washington, DC 2014

The development of areas East of the river in the years following World War II resulted in a larger proportion of apartment style buildings and public housing units. Perhaps none were more infamous than Benning Ter
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