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Transit Committee Rallies to Renovate Homes: 1969 | by Washington Area Spark
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Transit Committee Rallies to Renovate Homes: 1969

Reginald Booker, chair of the Emergency Committee on the Transportation Crisis led over a hundred people to 2732 10th Street NE Washington, D.C. on June 21, 1969 to renovate homes seized by the District government to construct a freeway.


Booker is on the porch of the house in this photo.


Shortly before he and four other protestors were arrested, they entered the boarded up house attempting to renovate it. Other protestors worked on clearing weeds and debris out of the yard.


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


For more details of this protest, see the set description and additional images at


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