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October 2017

The Wide Circumference of Love and D.C.’s History with Alzheimer’s

October 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., in partnership with the Newseum, presents the panel discussion, “The Wide Circumference of Love and D.C.’s History with Alzheimer’s,” on Saturday, October 21, 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Newseum’s Documentary Theater.Focused on compelling characters struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, Golden’s novel raises larger issues of the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s among African Americans. The panel brings together acclaimed Washington novelist Marita Golden, author of The Wide Circumference of Love; Washington Post Magazine editor Marcia…

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November 2017

44th Annual Conference on D.C. History

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EDT
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Echo & Resonance: 1968 The 2017 conference examines the 50th anniversary of the civil unrest of 1968. The conference sessions will explore 1968 and the civil unrest as a pivotal moment in the history of the District, the history of activism in the area, and the dynamics race, politics, governance, and history played in the events. How does 1968 resonate today? LEARN MORE About the Conference The 44th Annual Conference on D.C. History is a collaboration between The George Washington…

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February 2018

Slaves, Students, and the 1847 Expulsion Riot at GWU

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
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Phillip Troutman, assistant professor, George Washington University Writing, and History departments, 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 of the…

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Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Howard University Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20059 United States
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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., presents a provocative book by noted scholars Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove. Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital has been called "an ambitious, kaleidoscopic history...essential American history, deeply researched and written with verve and passion" by Kirkus Review.

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