A Right to the City - A Discussion with Lauren Pearlman

Library Takeout

A Right to the City - A Discussion with Lauren Pearlman

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Lauren Pearlman, author of Democracy's Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s.  In conversation with Samir Meghelli of the Anacostia Community Museum, Pearlman will discuss her book and the history of Black political power in D.C. Pearlman is an assistant professor of History at the University of Florida. Her book, Democracy’s Capital, examines the transition from black protest to black political power in Washington, D.C., 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.​

This event is part of an ongoing series with American University and the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum.

We will stream the discussion live on our Facebook and Youtube channels.