In this week’s feature, Editorial Board Chair Rachel Calvert heads down to Anacostia to investigate the pollution in the Anacostia river and explores how this pollution effects residents.
The river’s history is wrapped up in the racial and socioeconomic scheme of the District. “The river has long been seen by upper socioeconomic levels as just over there, that’s where we dump our waste,” said Julie Lawson. “But for the African Americans who live there, they learned to swim there because the pools were segregated. People who are alive today were baptized there, and they’re disappointed that their children can’t swim there.”
Page 13 reminds us that homecoming seasons is right around the corner, with a series of football jersey’s that go back in Georgetown’s history.
And don’t miss the third installment of 50 Shades of Blue and Gray, the new serial romantic fiction project on the back cover of the Voice.