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Carnegie Building Tour: Race, Space, and the Power of Place at Mt. Vernon Square
February 23, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm EST| Free
Race, Space, and the Power of Place on Mt. Vernon Square
Carnegie Library Tour
Thursday, February 23, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
This experiential tour explores how race and difference impact how citizens are allowed, prohibited, or discouraged to share space. How we use public space speaks to who is seen as having “a right to the city.” Ideas about who has access to parts of a city landscape are entangled with how buildings are built, what they symbolize, and how they are used.
Join Historical Society staff member and scholar Izetta Autumn Mobley to learn about the Carnegie Library. You’ll hear how the building is a metaphor of the relationship between the federal presence and local D.C., and consider how city residents have experienced the library and its square as contested space.