Monthly archives for October, 2017

“Chocolate City” Book Launch at NMAAHC

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture team up to launch Chocolate City, a comprehensive new history of Washington, D.C., that Kirkus Review calls, “Essential American history, deeply researched and written with verve and passion.” This long-awaited history of D.C., from the early 17th […]

Holy Rosary Church

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Holy Rosary Church at 595 Third Street NW is a historic anchor for D.C.’s small Italian American community. Ministering to the Italian artisans who came to early 20th-century Washington to work on public building projects, Reverend Nicola de Carlo, an immigrant from Avigliano, Italy, established the church in December 1913 with its first Mass at 83 […]

Indigenous People’s Day

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This year October 9th marks Indigenous People’s Day. Generally recognized on the second Monday of October, and sharing the day with Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day acknowledges and honors the lives, land, and resilience of Native people in North America. A woman, a man, and four children stand in front of a worn white-washed wooden house. Printed from a […]

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Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)