"Dream City" 20 Years Later

On Sunday, The Washington Post wrote a story about the May 15 townhall discussion with reporters Harry S. Jaffe and Tom Sherwood, the authors of “Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.”

Moderated by Cosby Hunt, manager of teaching and learning at the Center for Inspired Teaching, Jaffe and Sherwood celebrated the 20th anniversary of their book’s publication and spoke about Washington, D.C.'s complex history and how educators can teach it. Originally, "Dream City" followed Washington, D.C. and Mayor Marion Barry from the 1970s, when District residents gained Home Rule, through 1994. Jaffe and Sherwood wrote the book using public records, interviews, news stories and notes from other local reporters who had covered city politics. 

To mark the 20th anniversary, “Dream City” has been reissued with an epilogue by the authors that discusses what has happened in Washington, D.C. since the book's original release. To read The Washington Post article, click here