Inside the Humanities Truck

“Downtown Displaced” at the D.C. History Conference

November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

The Humanities Truck will take part in the DC History Conference on November 22rd, presenting the exhibit “Downtown Displaced: A Case Study of Gentrification in Mount Vernon Square 1840-Present.” The exhibit emerged from a four month collaboration with Street Sense artists, and it explores the social costs of neighborhood change in a long temporal context.

On Saturday, the Truck will return for a “performance” beginning at 5:15 pm that will include Street Sense artists Reggie Black, Angie Whitehurst, and DC filmmaker Bryan Bello.  The artists/vendors will provide their own interpretation of the neighborhood change and the meaning of Apple moving into Mt. Vernon Square.

PS. Stop by the “Collaborating for a Community History” panel on Saturday at 3:15 pm to hear from AU Public History students about their experiences collaborating with DC community partners using the Humanities Truck.

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