Barry Farm: A Community With a Powerful Past Battles Poverty, Economic Crisis.

Yesterday, NPR featured the Barry Farm community in their programming. According to WAMU: the Freedman’s Bureau established a settlement for former slaves on the eastern bank of the Anacostia River two years after the Civil War ended. Barry Farm, as the community became known, is one of D.C.’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. Today, it’s a low-income housing development plagued by crime, high unemployment and now the recession. You can listen to the feature through the link below.

Barry Farm: A Community With a Powerful Past Battles Poverty, Economic Crisis.

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