About The Shaw East Central Civic Association
The historic Shaw East Central Civic Association was founded in 1947 during the plight of social, economic and political segregation in the Nations Capitol. African-Americans were denied access to European-Americans neighborhood associations in the 1940′s – so they founded their own Federations of Civic Associations in Washington, DC to address community issues from a African-American perspective.
The ECCA was famous in the 1960′s during the riots in Washington, DC after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed. The ECCA patrolled the streets of Shaw preventing violence. The ECCA is open to all DC Citizens who live in the ECCA boundaries.
The ECCA meetings are held each Monday of each month at the location of the Third Baptist Church located at 5th & Que Streets, NW. The meetings began at 7 PM. The ECCA doe’s not hold meetings in August due to member vacation.
The ECCA Blog addresses local and national issues from an African-American perspective due to local community blogs lack of respect for African-Americans and their issues.
THE ECCA PROHIBITS ANY PUBLICATION OR USE OF THIS BLOG MATERIALS UNLESS A REQUEST FOR WRITTEN CONSENT IS MADE ON THIS BLOG AND GRANTED VIA THE ECCA.