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House History Day

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HumanitiesDC is proud to present House History Day, in collaboration with the Library of Congress. Who: These workshops are open to everyone with an interest in local history, from burgeoning enthusiasts to community historians. Please note: a Library of Congress Reader Card with photo is required. Please arrive 1 hour early if you need to obtain one! We highly recommend you register in advance here. What: These workshops help researchers of any skill level understand and navigate the many public

Humanitini: Marion Barry and Dream City


  The topic of October’s Humanitini is the concept of DC as the “dream city,” capturing the hopes and aspirations of African Americans newly freed from the grip of racial segregation. The program will look closely at the 1970s, 80s, and 90s in Washington. The seminal event of this time period was the election of the Honorable Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. Mayor Barry represented a generation of African American leaders who transitioned “from the streets to the suites,” moving from

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