AfriGeneas Writers Forum
DC......Part One A Beginning
gWe never really called it District of Columbia and most of the time we seldom called the city or the Nations Capitol Washington,D.C., and when we called the place DC we often took it for granted that folks just knew what we were talking about.
Yes, DC has always been the home that I remember and will always know as my home, though likt many others I have come in contact with were from areas like Virginia, North Carolina, some South Carolina, and Maryland. Other states have melted into this city, but the ones I mentioned always seem like the ones that I knew where folks came from.
DC is Government, DC is the White House and all political and all of the other things that one reads about, or tour about, and it is a place of museums, the Capitol, the Monument, Potomac River and Anacostia River, and all of the Historical spots that make up the Nations Capitol. Yet DC is where people live...people who just do not live in Georgetown or Chevy Chase, but people who live beyond all of the rest such as South West, South East,NorthWest, North East. We have schools, universities and colleges, and we have a Black University called Howard University. I grew up here during the 1950s when DC, a Southern City, had its shares of segregation, though it did not show the signs "colored" and "white" as shown in the state of my birth North Carolina, but D.C. had its boundaries, boundaries that told Black folks where they suppose to be and where they are not suppose to be. DC my Hometown.