Washington History Magazine

Kelly Harris

The latest Washington History spotlights DC residents’ demands for respect—fought for and seized. Kathleen James-Chakraborty opens with architect Chloethiel Woodard Smith’s contributions to DC’s mid-century built environment. A trailblazer, she managed the nation’s largest women-led architectural practice for two decades. Uma Fox charts the rise of Lambda Rising, an influential LGBTQ+ bookstore that anchored a burgeoning nationwide movement for queer recognition and respect in Dupont Circle. The issue concludes with Izy Carney’s contextualization of DC’s 1970 sanitation workers’ strike within a broader tapestry of U.S. labor and environmental rights.

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