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History Talk: “Finding Reno”
September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ft. Reno Park and Alice Deal Middle School occupy land that was a mixed-race town until the 1920s. The neighborhood, called Reno or Reno City was a remnant of rural DC, and it threatened wealthy whites who were seeking out the modern, exclusively white suburbs that had grown up around it. Neil Flanagan, the author of a 2017 Washington City Paper article on the community, will explore how research found missing links and national connections.
Read more on the history of the site: https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/20981322/the-battle-of-fort-reno