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African American Experience in Post-Civil War Washington

AUTHOR: kimz

Saturday, June 29, 2013
African American Experience in Post-Civil War Washington
2:30 – 4:00 PM
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. GibbsSteve 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 at the Historical Society with a tea and gingerbread reception to follow.

FREE & open to the public  – RSVP

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 DC that illuminate its social and geographic history.