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  •  Back in the early 1970's, PG was different (3+ / 0-)
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    kyril, Rashaverak, Lujane

    PG was still a white stronghold in 1972, despite its sizeable black population, especially the further away you were from the District line.

    Many of the whites had moved out of Southeast DC, which formerly had a large white working class, some of which had southern roots. The Great Depression and WWII saw a migration to DC of both black and white southerners. DC was hiring because of the New Deal and the war. My mom got to DC that way from North Carolina.

    There were  tough Southeast DC white gangs in the 1950's. I met some of those kids when I went to YMCA camp in the late 1950's early 1960's. I recall having bottles thrown at me by some of those knuckleheads when I took my girlfriend to a church coffeehouse in Southeast circa 1966

    PG County is now famous for being a center of black wealth, a great change from 40 years ago.

    "Don't believe everything you think."

    by BobboSphere on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 05:55:18 PM PDT

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