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Celebrate DC heritage this weekend with these events!


The humanities, heritage, and preservation are key components of culture everywhere. This weekend, the people of Washington, DC, are coming together across the city to celebrate the stories that make our communities such vibrant places to live. Check out the information below to learn more about what’s happening in your neighborhood! Crossing the Street Festival 12-3pm Sunday, November 6th 4th & I St SW The Young Playwrights’ Theater is throwing a free community festival in southwest DC called “Crossing the

Come to the next Humanitini on 11/3: The High Cost of Home Rule


The High Cost of Home Rule In the early 1990s, Washington, DC was gripped by epidemics of drugs, violence and political turmoil that ravaged the city and left it nearly bankrupt. Seeking to restore order and financial solvency, Congress assumed control of district affairs by instituting a Financial Control Board. While the board was reviled for its perceived role in disempowering Washingtonians, and especially those of color, it also ushered in an era of government efficiency and economic prosperity–leaving behind a mixed

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