Barry Farm-Hillsdale: A Sacred Space

On September 24, 2022, the DC Legacy Project honored and celebrated the history and legacy of Barry Farm-Hillsdale.

Starting at Thurgood Marshall Academy and traveling to three locations in the Barry Farm-Hillsdale community, participants gathered to remember and celebrate the historic community of Barry Farm-Hillsdale. Participants shared their memories and created art to honor those who lived there. They created a moving tribute to those who came before and stewarded the land.

Amber, in her capacity as a member of the DC Legacy Project steering committee, worked as a facilitator for this program at which libations were poured, prayers said, history read, poems created, songs sung, earth moved, and seeds were planted. It was a supremely appropriate ceremony ahead of the more formal groundbreaking that took place on September 26, 2022.

Stay tuned for more events and documentary screenings throughout the year.

This event was sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Telling the Full History and Humanities DC Vision Partnership programs.