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Thank you WETA (PBS – 26) for coming to Old Anacostia to speak with the community; thank you Mr. Ray, Honorable Uncle Akelo Washington and neighbors for their time and hospitality

Mr. Ray being interviewed by WETA for special feature on local Washington, D.C. neighborhoods while Honorable A. Washington looks on. Photo William Alston-El.

On the morning of Wednesday, September 16, 2020 a film crew from WETA documented several interviews in Old Anacostia for an upcoming show and/or series on WETA visiting local DC neighborhoods.

Capturing scenes and sketches of life at 16th & W Street SE in front of E’s store and a large mural of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass, the neighborhood was enthusiastic sharing their thoughts and perspectives.

We thank Ranger Dr. McClarin, Honorable Akelo Washington, Mr. Ray, E, Bishop Green, Scoop, Coach Carole, JLM and several others, including Mr. Jeff Eagle, and his son, for coming down to the neighborhood where it can speak for itself.

Reportedly, it will be several months before the neighborhood features will be edited and/or produced.

We expect the footage to make its debut in 2021 on WETA – Channel 26.

WETA in Historic Old Anacostia, down the street from the home of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass from 1877 – 1895, today a National Park Service site.

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