Author Talk: Democracy’s Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, DC 1960s-1970s

Woodridge Library

Author Talk: Democracy’s Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, DC 1960s-1970s

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, 2 p.m.

Join Dr. Lauren Pearlman, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Florida at Gainesville, for a discussion of her new book, Democracy’s Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, DC 1960s-1970s, which narrates the struggle for self-participation in the nation’s capital. Pearlman captures the transition from black protest to black political power under the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon administrations and against the backdrop of local battles over the War on Poverty and the War on Crime.

A book signing will follow. Reservations are requested, but not required. 

For more information, please call the Woodridge Library Information Desk at (202) 541-6226.