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On Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 pm Georgetown University is hosting an event, Black Georgetown Remembered, in the ICC Auditorium.
Black Georgetown Remembered chronicles and celebrates the rich but little-known history of the Georgetown black community from the colonial period to the present. Drawing on primary sources, including oral interviews with past and current residents and extensive research in church and historical society archives, the authors record the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and successes of a vibrant neighborhood as it persevered through slavery and segregation, war and peace, prosperity and depression. This event will celebrate the beautiful commemorative 25th anniversary edition of Black Georgetown Remembered, which was first published in 1991, with a new introduction by Kathleen Menzie Lesko and a foreword by Maurice Jackson.
Moderator: Maurice Jackson (Georgetown University)
Panelists: Valerie Babb (University of Georgia), Kathleen Menzie Lesko (Huntington Library), Vernon H. Ricks, Jr (Mount Zion United Methodist Church), Monica Roaché (Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission), and Neville Waters, III (Fifth Generation Georgetowner).
Please RSVP on Eventbrite.
Georgetown University is located at 37th & O Streets in Georgetown.
The Peabody Room on the third floor of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will present a special history talk, Lucretia Mott: Speaking Quaker Truth to "Slave Power" on Saturday, January 2016 starting at 1:00 pm.
The event is free and open to the public.
Jaimie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com will discuss Lucretia Mott's journey to Washington DC to speak out against slavery ... the "peculiar institution."
Gypsy Sally's is pleased to announce Christmas is Dead - A Tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead featuring Better Off Dead and Box of Rain. The show will take place on December 19. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 9:00 pm.
$14 Advance Tickets/$18 Day of Show Tickets. To purchase tickets, click here.
Better Off Dead is inspired by and pays tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band. We create music for those fans who are touched by this music as much as we are. We will jam anytime, anywhere and for anyone, so please contact us for available gigs and/or private parties in the Baltimore MD, DC and surrounding areas.
Box of Rain is the classic six-piece that pays tribute to the most prolific and finest period of the Grateful Dead: 1968-1974. Featuring an all-star lineup with members of Dark Star Orchestra, Living Earth and Splintered Sunlight, Box of Rain channels the sound and magic that could have only happened at that special time.
Gypsy Sally’s is located at 3401 K/Water Street in Georgetown