Emancipation Day Author Talk with Jefferson Morley

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Emancipation Day Author Talk with Jefferson Morley

Discussion of 'Snow-Storm in August'

Jefferson Morley and book coverOn Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., acclaimed author Jefferson Morley discusses Washington City, Francis Scott Key, the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835, and how this gripping chapter of slave history relates to Emancipation more than two decades later.

"Snow-Storm in August is the sort of book I most love to read: history so fresh it feels alive, yet introducing me to a time and place that I had little known or utterly misunderstood. After reading Jefferson Morley's vibrant account, one can never hear 'The Star-Spangled Banner' the same way again."
— David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama: The Story

Learn which materials from Washingtoniana helped Mr. Morley recover and retell the story. Room 307.