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February 2018

Lecture: Slaves, Students, and the 1847 Expulsion Riot at GW

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States

Phillip Troutman, assistant professor, George Washington University Writing and History departments Phillip Troutman presents new research on the history of slavery at Columbian College—then a Baptist college, now George Washington University. Troutman focuses on an 1847 case in which Abram, a young man enslaved by the college steward, attempted to sue for his freedom. Abram was aided by Henry Arnold, a college junior who was expelled for his actions, creating a scandal in the Baptist press. This program is part…

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Frederick Douglass at 200

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Frederick Douglass at 200 6:30 PM, FREE program, light reception to follow Presented by: David Blight, Ph.D. at the Maryland Historical Society David Blight is currently writing a new, full biography of Frederick Douglass that will be published by Simon and Schuster in September 2018, titled Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. This lecture will focus on the meaning of Douglass’s life and thought, as well as the importance of writing his biography, especially in light of the commemoration of his…

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Lecture: Lisner Auditorium and Racial Justice in D.C.

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States

Michael Tune, PhD candidate, George Washington University Department of History; Gayle Wald, professor, George Washington University Department of English Though recognized today as a site of racial progressivism, the story of Lisner Auditorium is one of foot-dragging and institutional reticence, not progressive action. Join graduate student Michael Tune and Professor Gayle Wald in this historical exploration of GW’s largest public venue. This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana…

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March 2018

Book Talk and Signing: “The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address”

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Book Talk and Signing: The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address National Building Museum Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM LEARN MORE $12 National Building Museum Members | $10 Student | $20 Non-member Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

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