Business Ins & Outs: Preppy Fitzgerald’s, Aerie, M&T

June 28, 2021

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

December 28, 2020

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’

September 14, 2020

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

September 3, 2020

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

June 22, 2020

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

February 20, 2019

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

September 14, 2017

Vandals desecrated the Francis Scott Key Monument in Baltimore and displayed their own misreading of history.