Shovel from 1985 Anacostia Metro Groundbreaking Ceremony
- metal, wood, adhesive sticker, paint
- 39 1/4 × 8 3/4 × 7 1/2 in. (99.7 × 22.2 × 19.1 cm)
- Cite As
- Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
- This shovel was used in the 1985 groundbreaking ceremony for the Anacostia Metro station in Washington, D.C. William T. Fauntroy, Jr., a Tuskegee Airman, a D.C. native, and the first African American civil engineer to be hired by the National Capital Transportation Agency, helped plan the Green Line Metro route with input from the local Anacostia community.
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- Anacostia Community Museum
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