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This is a series of oral histories, produced by DC LISC, about the people and neighborhoods of Washington, DC. The oral histories were completed with the support of the Meyer Foundation and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.
NEW - Banks Investing in Washington, DC
Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, former Ward 4 Councilmember of the District of Columbia and Chair of the Economic Development Committee, explains how banks first began investing in the neighborhoods of Washington, DC. The interview was conducted by Oral Historian David Rotenstein in 2007.
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