Kingman Park is a neighborhood in northeast Washington developed in the years between World Wars I & II, during the height of segregation when black Washingtonians struggled to find decent housing. African Americans were largely shut out of new housing developments in and around the city by racially restrictive covenants.
The DC Historic Preservation Office created a Kingman Park ArcGIS StoryMap outlining the 20th century history of the community in 2020.
This material was produced with assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.