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Kennedy Center Honors Foggy Bottom’s Displaced Residents with “We Remain Here” Banners

Updated: 4 days ago

The Kennedy Center recently displayed banners with a land acknowledgement by Mahogany L. Browne, a Kennedy Center’s Next 50 fellow, honoring the displaced flourishing Black and migrant community that once resided in the Kennedy Center neighborhood. The poem addresses African American residents, including “the laborers, the caretakers, & the homekeepers,” in “forgotten alley[s],” who made Foggy Bottom home before development, and calls out locals Duke Ellington and Colbert King. For more information, the complete text, and to hear Ms. Browne recite the poem, click here

Installation of “We Remain Here” at the Kennedy Center Opera House from May 28 - Jun. 2, 2024.

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