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Black Georgetown Remembered Feb. 24

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.