African Americans have always lived and worked in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, where the U.S. Capitol, the industrial Navy Yard, and the Library of Congress have consistently offered a range of employment. The city’s first school for black children began here as a private enterprise in 1807. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and abolitionist Frederick Douglass made important national contributions from this neighborhood. Many of these sites fall within the Capitol Hill Historic District.
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