Welcome to the website of the Arthur Capper Public Housing Oral History Project. The Arthur Capper and the Carrollsburg public housing projects were collectively known to their residents as "Cappers." They housed 707 households until the HOPE VI program demolished the buildings, replacing them with a mixed-income development. This website presents the oral histories and memorabilia of those who lived in Cappers.

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Benjamin "Baby" Drayton,

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Benjamin "Baby" Drayton, son of Bobby Drayton, Sr and Ruth Drayton from 625 K Street, SE

The Repetition of Displacement at the Ellen Wilson Dwellings

The Repetition of Displacement at the Ellen Wilson Dwellings
This summer, I've been conducting research on the history of the Ellen Wilson…

ARTHUR CAPPER'S FAMILY REUNION COOKOUT 2015

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DESPITE THE RAIN, THE ORIGINAL CAPPERS FAMILY, CAME OUT AND REPRESENTED. IT MAY BE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN THIS IS WHERE REAL FAMILY MADE A…