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Event Alert: Humanitini: Washington 101 on November 21 [RSVP]


  EVENT ALERT Humanities DC Presents Humanitini: Washington 101, November 21 at Busboys & Poets (Washington, DC)—How would you explain Washington, D.C. to a newcomer who imagines the city as strictly politicians, national landmarks and cherry blossoms? During our monthly “Humanitini happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m. on November 21, attendees will get a primer on “Washington 101.” The authors of Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation’s Capital will engage attendees in a discussion on the role of memory, race

Back by Popular Demand: Zora, Langston & U Walking Tour November 15 to Support Humanities DC!

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Zora and Langston were on the D.C. scene from 1918 – 1926 before becoming giants of the Harlem Renaissance. Native-born E.K. Ellington, aka “Duke” was becoming a local musical celebrity. These artistic icons provide a thematic back drop for a walking tour highlighting cultural life along the U Street corridor, Howard University, and Shaw after World War I and into the Prohibition era – a time of great change in the segregated capital city. RSVP on Eventbrite: Tour Details:  You’ll

Meet our #GivingTuesday Host Committee – Join them December 2nd!


  Save the Date! The third annual #GivingTuesday takes place on December 2! #GivingTuesday is an online fundraiser designed to help non-profits everywhere raise funds for important causes. Our #GivingTuesday host committee will aim to get 10 friends and family members to donate $10 or more to Humanities DC. Meet our current #GivingTuesday Host Committee below, and contact Director of Development Rachel Dutcher Mannino ( if you’d like to join them in supporting Humanities DC.  Humanities DC Thanks our December 2 #GivingTuesday Host Committee 

New “Who’s a Washingtonian?” Grantees will Connect Different DC Communities. Learn more!


The “Who’s a Washingtonian?” Grant program awards up to $5,000 to organizations who can connect two different D.C. demographics to dialogue on a humanities-related project. Check out our exciting grantees! Center for Inspired Teaching, “Real World History” project will serve youth citywide by partnering with DC Public Schools to teach 30 youth the skills necessary to think, research, and write like a historian– and then the course matches each student with a historical venue in Washington, DC where they will spend an entire