The Turkey Bowl football game endures even as D.C.’s Black population shrinks

Written by on November 25, 2021

The Turkey Bowl takes place at Eastern High’s football field, located off Constitution Avenue NE, where the change has been dramatic. In 1990, the neighborhood was 75 percent Black. Over time, the chocolate melted. A 900-square-foot condo across the street from the school’s stadium recently sold for $467,000. A nearby rowhouse went for $1.26 million last year. Over a 30-year span, the share of Black residents has plummeted by 55 percent while White residents now make up . . .

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