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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.
Arthur Capper (July 14, 1865 – December 19, 1951) was an American politician from Kansas. He was the 20th Governor of Kansas from 1915 to 1919 and a…
Photos of Arthur Cappers Reunion Cookouts
This is an exhibit of names and photos of some of the Cappers family, who have passed away but never...
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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
This summer, I've been conducting research on the history of the Ellen Wilson…
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…