National Building Museum

Talk: The People of the Pilot District Project

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilot-District-Project-Map.pngWalk-in registration begins at 5:30 pm. 

Hear how some of Washington, D.C.’s most well-known and powerful figures worked to improve community and police relations in the late 1960s through The Pilot District Project. Amber N. Wiley, Ph.D., assistant professor of American Studies at Skidmore College, tells the story of this community policing program, developed by Robert Shellow, and how it engaged many of Washington's politicians and activists including Marion Barry, Erieka Bennett, Walter Fauntroy, Susan Meehan, Frank Reeves, and Carlos Rosario.

This program complements the exhibition Community Policing in the Nation’s Capital: The Pilot District Project, 1968–1973, which will be open prior to the program.

Free. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

The Community Policing in the Nation's Capital; The Pilot District Project, 1968 - 1973 exhibition is a collaboration between the National Building Museum and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Pilot District Project Map courtesy of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

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