We Can Still Save Barry Farms (All Of It)

8 min readMar 9, 2021

“You will let anybody come in and control the economy of your community, control the housing, control the education, control the jobs, control the businesses, under the pretext that you want to integrate. Nah, you’re out of your mind” -Malcolm X, 1964 Ballot Of The Bullet Speech

I. The History Of Barry Farms

II. Black Autonomy

III. The Legal Plan To Save Barry Farms

A model of what Barry Farms will look like after redevelopment. Courtesy of barryfarmredevelopment.org

I. History of Barry Farms

*Some people call it Barry Farm with no “s” others call it Barry Farms. The residents in the video below called it Barry Farms so I will call it what the residents who have been living there, call it*

During a time when the DC government should be giving reparations to the descendants of slaves who built this country, they are kicking out those same descendants from Barry Farms. As we know, Barry Farms is the most historically