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There are plans to design a massive new civic space in the nation’s capital called the 11th Street Bridge Park. The new park will span the Anacostia River, along a dividing line between prosperity and poverty in D.C.

West of the river, economic progress is easy to find. East of the river you’ll find a mostly African American neighborhoods – and a place that’s been filled with poverty and empty of opportunity since the 1960s.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jonathan Wilson of WAMU has the story of why so many people in and around Anacostia see the proposed park as the key to turning things around.

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This segment aired on November 3, 2014.

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