Please Donate: Mt. Zion Church Sacred Places $100,000 Grant Match Campaign Ends March 31

March 14, 2023

We would like to share a message from Rev. Selena Johnson and the Sacred Places Team of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 1334 29th St. NW in Georgetown. “God has blessed Mt. […]

Harlem Renaissance in DC Walking Tour

July 30, 2022

This walking tour will take you on a winding journey through an era in which the U Street neighborhood of Washington, DC was the center of a rise in African […]

Profs & Pints DC: Black Barber Shops—a Social History

May 3, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Black Barber Shops—a Social History,” an exploration of the shifting and vital roles such institutions have played in American civil society, with Quincy T. Mills, […]

Weekend Round Up, March 31 – April 3

March 31, 2022

Happy Friday! April Fools’! It’s unfortunately only Thursday but consider it a warning because tomorrow’s indeed April 1. For those who aren’t too foolish, so many great options await you […]

Profs & Pints DC: Indicting Robert E. Lee

November 22, 2021

Profs and Pints DC presents; “Indicting Robert E. Lee,” with John Reeves, former history instructor at several colleges and author The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee and A Fire […]

NMAAHC September Events

September 3, 2021

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays    Sept. 3 and 17; 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  This live virtual program guides children to create art that celebrates Black joy, history and culture. It is inspired by the museum’s Joyful ABC’s activity […]

Profs & Pints: The Worst President Ever?

July 16, 2019

Profs and Pints presents: “The Worst President Ever?” with Michael Ross, professor of history at the University of Maryland at College Park. As talk of impeachment stirs in Washington, it’s […]

Georgetown Walking Tour: Herring Hill

April 17, 2018

Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides. Starting in Herring Hill, learn about the eighteenth-century community to both […]

Black History Month Lecture

February 25, 2018

The C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal National Historical Park will host a lecture by historian Dr. Josh Howard about two African American Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps that […]

Unearthing African American History

October 10, 2017

As historic as the Oak Hill Cemetery is, an important facet that is largely missing — also from other Georgetown locations — is African American history.