Christ Church Celebrates Key’s Birthday; Plans Sept. 12 Homecoming
The congregation of Christ Church Georgetown gathered Aug. 1 to celebrate the birthday of one of its founders, Frances Scott Key (1779-1843), author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” who lived on […]
Business Ins & Outs: Preppy Fitzgerald’s, Aerie, M&T
In: The Preppy Chic, Cozy Fitzy’s Clyde’s Restaurant Group and 1789 Restaurant have gone back to the future with the second reboot to replace the celebrated, longtime F. Scott’s, companion […]
The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 2
In the hope of keeping the challenges of 2020, the year now ending, in perspective, here is the second of three looks into Georgetown’s past.
In Defense of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’
A slave owner, Francis Scott Key was conflicted about slavery. As D.C. attorney general, he prosecuted slaves, but also represented them in lawsuits to obtain their freedom.
D.C. Renaming Proposals Scrutinized
In its analysis, the DCFACES Working Group “reviewed the namesake legacy of 153 assets, including schools, residential housing, streets, neighborhoods, parks, recreation centers, libraries and monuments.”
Francis Scott Key Park Vandalized
The acre at 34th and M Streets NW, next to Key Bridge, was given by the Francis Scott Key Foundation to the American people in 1993, becoming part of the National Park System.
Our Black History … in Georgetown
To the surprise of some, Georgetown can tell the story of early and contemporary America from a black perspective.
In Defense of the National Anthem and Francis Scott Key
Vandals desecrated the Francis Scott Key Monument in Baltimore and displayed their own misreading of history.