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The History Behind The Homes Of LeDroit Park

A LeDroit local has put together a video tour of the neighborhood with a few history lessons thrown in. LeDroit was started by one of the founders of Howard University and the video shows a few of the blocks that still contain houses original to the neighborhood. It was first intended to be a place for whites to live (with a fence and guards to ensure it stayed that way) but by the time the Civil Rights era came around LeDroit was the neighborhood home for many people active in the movement.

· Nine Minute History Of LeDroit Park [Bloomingdale]