Review: Secret City: A History of Race Relations in the Nation’s Capital, By Constance M. Green

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An excellent survey of the mostly forgotten history of Washington, DC (particularly the city’s 2nd race riots, in 1919, which we were not taught about at Dunbar!). The only fault is that Morty Kaplan was actually Marvin Caplan, of Shepherd Park, founder of Neighbor’s Inc. Otherwise, Green does a superb job of describing a history which needs updating (which was partly why I wrote “Stayed on Freedom’s Call,”

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which of course cites Green and many others in the history of Black-Jewish cooperation in DC.

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