D.C. development is leaving historic black communities in the dust

A view looking north from the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, which carries South Capitol Street over the Anacostia River in 2013. Buzzard Point is to the left. (Maddie Meyer/The Washington Post)

Rhonda Hamilton is a member of the Near Buzzard Point Resilient Action Committee and the advisory neighborhood commissioner for residents living near the District’s Buzzard Point area.

At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge on Feb. 13, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and other city officials praised the project as a symbol of civic unity. There was no mention of how the bridge and waterfront construction threaten the health of nearby African American communities.

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