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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

Mar 31

History & Power of Real Estate

GCAAR, DCAR, and Prince George's County Association of REALTORS have invited representatives of Historic Chevy Chase DC ( to present their groundbreaking project to reconcile the history and roots of residential segregation in Chevy Chase DC, culminating in legislation for renaming "Lafayette-Pointer Park and Recreation Center." They will present "Jim Crow Comes to Chevy Chase DC: Captain George Pointer and the Eviction of the Broad Branch Road Black Community." Captain George Pointer was born enslaved near Cabin John, MD, and purchased his own freedom at the age of 19. He worked for more than 40 years, rising to Supervising Engineer, for George Washington's Potomac Canal Company. Captain Pointer's granddaughter settled on a 2-1/2 acre farm on Broad Branch Road NW in the 1840's, where she raised a family of eight children, and thrived for more than 80 years until the land was taken by eminent domain in 1928 to build then all-white Lafayette elementary School and Park. We are pleased that Captain Pointer's 8th-generation descendant, James Fisher, will be on our panel, to discuss the effects of residential segregation on his extended family.

Virtual Event: Not Applicable, MD N
01:00 PM
  • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 3/31/2021
  • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 3/31/2021