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.