Spotlight on the Central District

The Central District is a historically black community that’s been changing a lot very quickly. To learn about the CD, its community, and its spirit, we talked to some of the dedicated folks who call it home — and who are fighting to make sure longtime residents don’t get pushed out.

From looking at the area’s transformation through the eyes of longtime barber Earl Lancaster, to scoping out the scene at Washington Hall’s “Soulful Mondays,” to digging into the neighborhood’s complicated history, our guide offers a glimpse into the local people, places and organizations that make the CD special.