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Reginald Booker Placed Under Arrest at Brookland Home: 1969 | by Washington Area Spark
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Reginald Booker Placed Under Arrest at Brookland Home: 1969

Reginald Booker, chairman of the Emergency Committee on the Transportation Crisis, is arrested and led down the back stairs of a home at 2732 10th Street NE in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 1969 after he and other protesters entered the property and attempted to renovate it.

 

The city had seized 69 homes, including this one, 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