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Reginald Booker Arrested for Fixing Up Brookland Home: 1969 | by Washington Area Spark
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Reginald Booker Arrested for Fixing Up Brookland Home: 1969

Reginald Booker, chairman of the Emergency Committee on the Transportation Crisis, shortly before being placed in the police paddy wagon on 10th Street NE in Washington, DC on June 21, 1969.

 

Booker, backed by about 100 others, entered a property at 2732 10th Street NE and began conducting renovations. The home, along with 69 others, had been seized by the city in order to build the proposed North Central Freeway.

 

For a detailed account of Booker’s activism, victories and defeats, see washingtonareaspark.com/2020/01/28/the-d-c-black-liberati...

 

For more details of this protest, see the set description and additional images at flic.kr/s/aHsjEsBrEY

 

Photo by Brig Cabe. Courtesy of the D.C. Public Library Washington Star Collection © Washington Post.

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Taken on June 21, 1969