Events during the tenure of Jehiel Brooks as Indian Agent on Red River, 1830-1834. He dealt with illicit trading, interlopers, and alcoholism, while trying to convince the Caddo to sell their land to the U.S.
The story of Jehiel Brooks, for whom the neighborhood of Brookland was named. The first part follows him from birth in 1797 to his selection as Red River Indian Agent in 1830.
Catholic University professor Roy Deferrari lived in Brookland for four decades, and made profound changes at the University, promoting racial equity and women’s rights.
Loïs Mailou Jones, acclaimed artist and professor of design and watercolor at Howard University, lived in Brookland, where she set up the “Little Paris Studio,” to work with artists of color.
Orville Babcock, Civil War General and close friend of President Grant, once owned a small farm in the area. He was also the root of a major scandal in the Grant Administration.
James and Jesse Sherwood were developers as well as residents of the growing neighborhood of Brookland. Their story encapsulates the early history of the neighborhood.
Two extraordinary women of color lived at 1256 Kearny Street during the 1920s and 30s. This is their story.
Arthur Kinnan was an early Brookland resident and a major player in the neighborhood. His daughter Marjorie was raised here, and would grow to become an acclaimed writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Antoinette Margot moved to Brookland in 1889 and built an impressive house she called Theodoron. She went on to help found St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
The story of Wally Pipp, who played for Catholic University, but is more famous for his association with the Yankees and one particular ballplayer.