Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election.

Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:
  • The Honorable Sterling Tucker, first elected City Council chairman in 1974
  • Dr. Michael Fauntroy, political science professor at Howard University
  • Nelson Rimensnyder, former staff for the House Committee on the District of Columbia
The panel will be held in the Great Hall and followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.