Previewed at Mount Zion: ‘DC Emancipation & The Right to Vote’  

April 10, 2024

A preview of an original work-in-development, the opera “DC Emancipation & The Right to Vote,” was staged in Georgetown at Mount Zion United Methodist Church on March 14. “DC Emancipation […]

Profs & Pints DC: Fighting Fascism, Fighting Jim Crow

January 23, 2024

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Fighting Fascism, Fighting Jim Crow,” on a double-edged World War II campaign that paved the way for Black progress during the civil-rights era, with Christopher […]

Profs & Pints DC: Washington’s Black Vaudeville

October 23, 2023

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Washington’s Black Vaudeville,” a look at race relations on stage in D.C. in the Roaring Twenties, with Michelle R. Scott, historian and professor of African […]

Profs & Pints DC: When the NBA Became Black

July 28, 2023

Profs and Pints DC presents: “When the NBA Became Black,” with Theresa Runstedtler, associate professor in the departments of history and of critical race, gender, and culture studies at American […]

Rex Carnegie: Putting Together the Ideal Learning Experience on the C&O Canal

June 1, 2023

Imagine the perfect learning experience. All the senses engaged in hands-on activities. A sense of awe and wonder nurtured in deep discussions with critical thinking skills sharpened. Deep social historical […]

The Lesser-Known Smithsonian Everyone Should Visit

March 2, 2023

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum at 1901 Fort Place SE is a beautiful home to rotating exhibits on the history of vital social justice issues affecting our city and nation. […]

Mt. Zion-Female Union Band Society Cemeteries Commemorated on 215th Anniversary

February 21, 2023

At-large Council member Anita Bonds and others participated in a program hosted by Mount Zion-Female Union Band Society Historic Memorial Park, Inc. on Feb. 20. The commemoration linked Washington D.C.’s […]

Landmark Lecture: Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade

February 9, 2023

Join Walter Hawthorne of Michigan State University and Daryle Williams of the University of California-Riverside for a dynamic overview of Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade (, an open-source, open-access […]

Landmark Lecture: Inclusivity and Interpreting Enslaved Individuals at Tudor Place

Join Tudor Place Curator Robert DeHart along with Archivist Haley Wilkinson who will share recent research that has prompted a more equitable and inclusive interpretation in tours, events and programs […]

Landmark Lecture: Identity, Trauma & Reconciliation: A Conversation with Descendants

Documentary filmmaker and founder of History Before Us, Frederick Murphy, hosts a conversation with descendants of enslaved individuals associated with Tudor Place and other historic sites with a history of […]