by Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
Flash back to Washington in the 1970s, a decade that began under a cloud of war, riots, and division and ended with a feeling of promise, calm, and relative harmony. This WETA TV 26production charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time. Community Partner: Anacostia Coordinating Council.
Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y9MsiEtueA
Photo Information: Protestors participate in one of the May Day rallies in early May, 1971. The rallies comprised a days-long civil disobedience movement against the Vietnam War. (Photo credit: Star Collection, DC Public Library; © Washington Post)