Free Black People of Washington County, D.C. George Pointer and His Descendants
BARBARA BOYLE TORREY and CLARA MYRICK GREEN
Washington History, Vol. 28, No. 1 (SPRING 2016), pp. 16-31
Published by: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Page Count: 16
Recent scholarship has brought to light the history of the community of free black residents who lived along Broad Branch Road NW from at least the 1840s until 1928. That year, their homes were taken by eminent domain to build Lafayette Elementary School and Park for white children. Among them were families who directly descended from Captain George Pointer.
Their story is told by historians Barbara Boyle Torrey and Clare Myrick Green in the Spring 2016 edition of Washington History published by the Historical Society of Washington, DC. The article can be read on JSTOR. Their book on the topic has been accepted by Georgetown University, scheduled for publication in Spring 2021.