Washington Post: Not far from the White House, stands another wall, one that divided blacks from whites
Washington Post, January 23rd, 2019: Not far from the White House, stands another wall, one that divided the blacks from the whites
Six miles from the White House, on a residential road, sits a gray brick wall that many people in the Washington area have no idea exists.
It doesn’t stand out in any way that would cause a person to look twice if they happened to walk by it. It doesn’t surround an important building. It doesn’t even divide anything anymore.
It serves only one purpose: to remind us where we once were as a country.
The wall was erected in a section of Arlington County in the 1930s to separate black residents from white residents. And for decades, it did just that. It kept segregation intact by creating a physical barrier between an “us” and a “them.”