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Black Georgetown: The Story of a Proud Community

An evening with historian Carroll R. Gibbs & musical performance by Duke Ellington Performing Arts students.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Citizens Association of Georgetown invite you to a presentation to celebrate Black Georgetown on Wednesday, February 7, 2024  starting at 5:30 pm at Holy Trinity Parish, Trinity Hall, 36th and O Street NW. 

Carroll R. Gibbs is the author of multiple books and a frequent national and international lecturer on an array of historical topics. In 1989, Gibbs founded the African History & Culture Lecture Series, whose scholars provide free presentations at libraries, churches, and other locations. Gibbs is a D.C. Humanities Council scholar and won the D.C. Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation in Public Education in 2008.

The Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust also honored Gibbs for his more than three decades of articles, exhibits, and presentations on the military heritage of Africans and African Americans. Among many of his notable works, he wrote, researched, and narrated "Sketches in Color,” a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series, "The Civil War." Gibbs has appeared several times on the History Channel and similar programming. 

Free to attend. Registration not required.

Check out other Black History events in Georgetown this month here.