DC Legacy Project: Barry Farm-Hillsdale

Amber is a proud member of the DC Legacy Project: Barry Farm-Hillsdale Steering Committee. The DC Legacy Project is dedicated to uplifting the Black-led struggle for land and housing in DC at an important site of this sacred struggle—the five remaining buildings of Barry Farm Dwellings. In 2020, the site was designated a historic landmark.

By undertaking research, creating art, hosting public programs, and engaging former Barry Farm Hillsdale residents and their descendants in planning and advocacy, we will secure the Barry Farm historic landmark as a commemorative community space honoring the generations of people who have lived in and were displaced from this area. The site is also envisioned as a space for community organizing, education, small business incubation and other activities that support Black DC residents impacted by gentrification and dispossession.

The DC Legacy Project: Barry Farm-Hillsdale is made up of community members, preservationists, scholars, architects, organizers, artists, advocates, former residents, and descendants who have come together to create a vision for the future of five historically landmarked buildings at Barry Farm.