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An Irishman and a Moor Walk into a Bar: John Kennedy, Yarrow Mamout and the City Tavern
June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDTFree
Join us in welcoming writer, lawyer and
lecturer Jim Johnston to discuss his books
and their connection to the City Tavern Club
Senator John Kennedy rented the house directly
across the street from Yarrow Mamout’s property,
albeit 140 years later. Kennedy and Yarrow are also
connected in odd and tragic ways to City Tavern in
Johnston’s books. The formerly enslaved Yarrow
knew most of the movers and shakers who held
business meetings at the tavern. It was at City
Tavern that CIA men plotting the assassination of
Fidel Castro were having lunch on November 22,
1963, when they heard of Kennedy’s assassination
in Dallas. One quipped, “I sure hope that guy
[Oswald] doesn’t have anything to do with Cuba.”
Jim Johnston will elaborate on how Georgetown
and City Tavern fit into his books’ narratives.