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Pricing the Soul Out of Washington, D.C.

Bettmann, Corbis

By the mid-1930s segregation had forced many black families in Washington into alley housing.
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Washington, D.C., the marble city begun by slave labor in the 1790s, is again in the news. As charges of campaign violations swirl around Mayor Vincent Gray, and the chairman of the city council and another member resign after admitting financial...

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