May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT| Free
This workshop is an introduction to resources for researching and learning about D.C. in 1968.
2018 marks 50 years since Washington, D.C., and many other urban areas around the nation exploded in civil disturbances in the wake of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But as noted at the 2017 D.C. History Conference, D.C. in 1968 was about much more than the civil disturbances.
The workshop serves as an introduction to resources relating to many aspects of life in Washington, D.C. in 1968, including local activist movements, experiments in community-advised policing, and developments in art and architecture. Highlights of the workshop include materials noted in “Reconsidering 1968,” a concise guide created by the Historical Society to foster scholarship and inquiry into the transformative era and its impact on the present and future of the nation’s capital. Support for “Reconsidering 1968” was provided by the Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation.
Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th streets NW). A photo ID and a security check is required. Please arrive a few minutes prior to the event start time to allow for going through security. A staff member will greet visitors at the security entrance and escort them to the reading room.
Advanced registration is required.