Posts tagged Black History Month

Cottage Conversation: They Knew Lincoln

Cottage Conversation: They Knew Lincoln

Join historian Kate Masur, along with co-presenter and President Lincoln’s Cottage Executive Director, Erin Carlson Mast, to discuss Masur’s most recent project,¬†They Knew Lincoln. Cottage Conversations offer relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the […]

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

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.

The Forgotten History of U Street

The Forgotten History of U Street

Vintage photos of Black Broadway, the hub of commercial, intellectual, and cultural life for African Americans in D.C. from the 1920s to the 1950s. By Briana Thomas | Washingtonian Magazine, February 12, 2017 Read Briana Thomas’ article.