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Stop the North Central Freeway 1969 # 1 | by Washington Area Spark
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Stop the North Central Freeway 1969 # 1

Freeway opponents rise to protest DC City Council’s expected action on August 9, 1969. Sammie Abbott shown standing.


participants include Reginald Booker (standing, 3rd from left); Rev. Douglas Moore (standing, 4th from left); Sammie Abbott (standing 5th from left) Julius Hobson (standing, far right); Charles Cassell (standing, immediately below Abbott and Hobson and Phillip Goodman (seated, front row with sunglasses and goatee).


Booker was arrested for assault during a melee that occurred minutes after this photo was taken.


For a detailed account of Booker’s activism, victories and defeats, see


For more information and related images, see


Photo uncredited. Reprinted with permission of the DC Public Library, Star Collection, © Washington Post




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Taken on August 9, 1969