DC Legacy Project Director
Email: [email protected]
Corey Shaw, Jr is a DC native with lifelong roots in Ward 7. As a graduate of both Anacostia Senior High School and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Shaw has a passion for comprehending the needs of communities and helping them advocate and mobilize for structural change.
Corey first got his start working with communities in Washington, DC as the Co-Founder of the Black Broad Branch Project. In his capacity as an oral historian and chair of the policy implementation working committee, Shaw has advocated for reparations for two families whose ancestors were displaced from Chevy Chase, DC in 1928. He continues to support the project, engaging with descendants to mobilize a coalition of scholars, DC residents, and community organizations toward the goals of Acknowledgement, Compensation, and Education. With the collective efforts of the coalition, the Black Broad Branch Project has succeeded in constructing educational curriculum for 3rd, 6th, and 12th grade students in DCPS, testified before the DC City Council, and presented in many forums ranging from the realm of academia to the United Nations. His passion for reparations drove him to join the African American Redress Network where he continues to assist with local level reparations efforts across the United States as the volunteer Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Planning.
Outside of his professional life, Shaw enjoys playing the guitar, watching rugby, and cooking.