African American Experience in Post Civil War Washington

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African American Experience in Post Civil War Washington

Panel Discussion at Historical Society, 801 K Street NW

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
African American Experience in Post-Civil War Washington
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20001

DC By the Book steps into the Civil War era through the novel The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter. Reading excerpts from the book, authors C.R. Gibbs, Steve Dryden, and culinary historian Michael Twitty will discuss the African American community in post-Civil War Washington. Led by moderator Michon Boston, panelists will discuss the changing dynamics of race, class, gender, and education.

Join our discussion -- FREE and open to the public! -- at the Historical Society with a tea and gingerbread reception to follow.


This program is presented by our DC By the Book partner: the Historical Society of Washington, DC. The DC by the Book project explores the richness of non-Federal civic life in Washington and its character as a city, as brought to life by fiction. The project goal is to highlight and crowd-source passages from the (largely undiscovered) rich body of literature set in D.C. that illuminate its social and geographic history. You can also find information about this event on the DC By the Book website.