Bethesda’s predominantly Black community is fighting big business—and the government—on behalf of their departed ancestors.
Barrett Holmes Pitner is a politics and race-and-culture journalist, and the Founder and Philosopher-in-Chief of The Sustainable Culture Lab. He is based in Washington, DC. Follow him on Twitter @barrettpitner
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