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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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…

Mrs Sykes & her daughters Sheila and Sonja

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I was just made aware of this web by my brother,and wanted to add a pic of my Mom with my Sister

DENISE PAULETTE GIBBS

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Denise Paulette Gibbs affectionately known as "Ma Nieccey or Ms. Nieccey ", was born on July 2, 1954 in Washington,DC to Ella Mae Gibbs and Albert…

WAYNE (DUCK) ROBINSON

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Wayne Robinson was born February 29, 1956 in Landstuhl, Germany to William and Ruth Robinson, On May 17 2015, God summoned Wayne to come home. He was…