Who Belongs Here? An Oral History of D.C.'s Most Gentrified Neighborhood


Have you ever wondered about how individuals personally experience gentrification in Washington, D.C.? Join the DC Preservation League in-person for an engaging talk about residency, housing, and neighborhood change in one of D.C.'s most gentrified spaces. On January 23rd at 6:00 PM, author Shilpi Malinowski will share highlights from her recent book: "Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, DC: An Oral History (American Heritage)." She will answer questions and have copies of her book available for purchase. 



Come learn with us! Registration required. 

This event is being held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library located at 901 G Street NW. Join us in Conference Room 401-F. 

Email DCPL's Programs Manager Shae Corey (shae@dcpreservation.org) with any questions. 



Shilpi Malinowski is an author, reporter, oral historian, teacher and D.C. resident whose writing has been published in The Washington PostThe New York Times and India Abroad. Her first book, Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, D.C.: An Oral History, tells the story of 70 years in D.C.’s most gentrified neighborhood through reporting, oral history and photography. She is a 2022 and 2023 Fellow with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.