‘Black Georgetown Remembered’ Celebration Moves to Gaston Hall

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A Feb. 24 event celebrating the 25th anniversary edition of “Black Georgetown Remembered,” a book that “chronicles and celebrates the rich but little-known history of the Georgetown black community from the colonial period to the present,” is moving to a larger space — Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall — to accommodate more attendees. Existing tickets will be honored. Reservations may be made by calling 202-687-9298.

The 7 p.m. event will be moderated by Georgetown University’s Maurice Jackson, with a panel including authors Kathleen Menzie Lesko and Valerie Babb, as well as Vernon H. Ricks, Jr., Monica Roaché, Neville Waters III and others. The book draws on “primary sources, including oral interviews with past and current residents and extensive research in church and historical society archives … [the book records] the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and successes of a vibrant neighborhood as it persevered through slavery and segregation, war and peace, prosperity and depression.”

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