Saturday, April 21, 2012

150th Anniversary of Emancipation in DC Event at Tenley Library, April 25

Two Lectures in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation in DC: Program Co-sponsored by the DC Archives and Tenleytown Historical Society

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7 pm
Where: Tenley Friendship Library, 2nd floor
Metro: Red line to Tenleytown, exit west side of Wisconsin Avenue

"The Triumph of Freedom: The Story of D.C. Emancipation"
 by C. R. Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs is an author, lecturer, and historian of the African diaspora. A native Washingtonian, he grew up on Capitol Hill. Mr. Gibbs is the author of Black, Copper, and Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment, and a co-author of Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of the "Town of George" in 1751 to the Present Day.

"Lafayette, We Are Here: A Story of a Family of Free Blacks in the City of Washington"
 by Donet D. Graves, Esq.

Donet D. Graves, a lawyer, is partner-in-charge at Buckley King LPA in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Graves is a descendant of the renowned nineteenth-century Washington, DC hotelier James Wormley. He has spent decades researching his family's historical presence in Washington, and is able to present an untold narrative of the role the Wormley family played in the civic, political, cultural, and economic life of the City.

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