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 washingtonareaspark.com/2020/01/28/the-d-c-black-liberati...
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Photo uncredited. Reprinted with permission of the DC Public Library, Star Collection, © Washington Post