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2017_11_04B2_DCHist_Author12DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Author Talks
Author Talks
Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital
Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove
D.C.'s massive social transformations are chronicled here--from a sparsely inhabited plantation society into a diverse metropolis, from a center of the slave trade to the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04B3_DCHist_Other36DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Other (Saturday) (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04A1_DCHist_P0133DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 01: Wiping African American Neighborhoods off the Map
Wiping African American Neighborhoods off the Map
Sanctuary
Moderator: G. Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland Baltimore County
* “The Demise of Ward 4’s Historic African American Communities,” Mara Cherkasky, Historian, Prologue DC, and Co-founder, Mapping... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04A2_DCHist_P026DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 02: Paper Trails: Self-rule, Emergency Preparedness, and the Legal Language of Riots
Paper Trails: Self-rule, Emergency Preparedness, and the Legal Language of Riots
Peter Marshall Hall
Moderator: Kyla Sommers, History Doctoral Candidate, George Washington University
* “1968: Landmark gains for DC Self-Rules,” Christopher Anglim, Reference Librarian/Archivist, University of the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04A3_DCHist_P035DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 03: Transition, Migration, and Gathering Places: Immigration & Community Spaces in the District
Transition, Migration, and Gathering Places: Immigration & Community Spaces in the District
Lincoln Chapel
Moderator: Ranald Woodaman, Exhibitions and Public Programs Director, Smithsonian Latino Center
* “The Central American Women of D.C.: Immigrants, Mothers, Workers, and Community Builders,”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04C1_DCHist_P0476DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 04: Howard Theatre’s Crucial Role in the Community Before and After the 1968 Riots
Howard Theatre’s Crucial Role in the Community Before and After the 1968 Riots
Moderator: Dave Tevelin, Author and Independent Scholar
Park Level
* “The Howard Theatre's Role in the Community in 1968,” Dave Tevelin, Author
* TBD, Blair Ruble, Vice President for Programs, Woodrow Wilson Center
*... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04C2_DCHist_P0515DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 05: A Right to the City: Reflections on the History and Legacy of Neighborhood Organizing
A Right to the City: Reflections on the History and Legacy of Neighborhood Organizing
Sanctuary
Moderator: Samir Meghelli, Curator, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
* Samir Meghelli, Ph.D., Curator, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
* Hilary Malson, Research Assistant, Smithsonian... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04C3_DCHist_P066DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 06: A Complicated Path Toward 1968: History, Corruption, Trauma, and Protest in 19th-century Washington, D.C.
A Complicated Path Toward 1968: History, Corruption, Trauma, and Protest in 19th-century Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Chapel
Moderator: Mark Herlong, Independent Scholar
* “The Murtagh Conspiracy: Corruption, Blackmail, and the Press in Gilded Age Washington,” Mark Herlong, Independent Scholar
* “The... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04C4_DCHist_P0717DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 07: Race and Redevelopment
Race and Redevelopment
Peter Marshall Hall
Moderator: Ashley Bakelmun, Urban Strategy Consultant
* “The Urban Renewal of Columbia Heights: Urban Design, Inequality, and Race,” Ashley Bakelmun, Urban Strategy Consultant
* “Anti-Blackness in Chocolate City,” Izetta Autumn Mobley, American Studies... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04D1_DCHist_P0825DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 08: Community Conversation: The Radical Roots of Federal City College
Community Conversation: The Radical Roots of Federal City College
Sanctuary
Moderator: Amanda Huron, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of the District of Columbia
* Howard Croft, Professor of Urban Studies, Federal City College
* Jennifer Ragins, Federal City... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04D2_DCHist_P098DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 09: Reliving the Movement: Music, Images, and Oral Histories
Reliving the Movement: Music, Images, and Oral Histories
Park Level
Moderator: Louis Hicks, Grants Manager, HumanitiesDC
* “Meet Me at the Y,” Paulette C. Holloway, Executive Director, Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, Inc.
* “Reminiscences of DC’s ’70s LGBTQ Community from the Pat Gertschen Photographic... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04D3_DCHist_P1023DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 10: A Radical Archaeology: Burial Grounds, Slavery, and White Supremacy
A Radical Archaeology: Burial Grounds, Slavery, and White Supremacy
Lincoln Chapel
* “Lost and Found: The Archaeology and Physical Anthropology of the Q Street NW Burials,” Chardé Reid, College of William and Mary; David Hunt, Smithsonian Institution; Ruth Trocolli, DC Historic Preservation Office
... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04D4_DCHist_P119DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 11: Costs, Myths, and Mobilization: Integration and Desegregation in the District of Columbia
Costs, Myths, and Mobilization: Integration and Desegregation in the District of Columbia
Peter Marshall Hall
Moderator: Tikia Hamilton, National Academy of Education Spencer Research Fellow. George Washington University Visiting Scholar
* “The Costs of Integration in the Nation’s Capital: Exploring... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_04B1_DCHist_Poster28DC -- 44th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Poster Session
Poster Participants
* Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell, Cintia Cabib, Documentary Filmmaker
* The Archaeology of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project, Southeast, Washington, DC, Susan Bupp, Senior Cultural Resources Specialist and Henry Ward,... (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_28C_Ambassador50248DC -- Ambassador Theater 50th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday, October 28, come honor the 50th anniversary of DC’s legendary Ambassador Theater, the psychedelic dance hall in Adams Morgan that played host in 1967 to Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Moby Grape, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Vanilla Fudge, The Paul Butterfield Blues... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_01_Changing_Landscape84DC -- American University -- Event: Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond (w/Joshua Green and Jonathan Allen)
The Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond
Two best-selling authors who covered opposing campaigns will recount behind-the-scenes drama during the greatest upset in American political history. In his book, The Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the American... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_09E4_Catharsis48DC -- Catharsis on the Mall (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_11C1_Catharsis17DC -- Catharsis on the Mall (Partially reviewed)
2017_04_28I1_DocHist1F294DC -- Celebration of the publication of the last volumes of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress @ Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Editors
invite you to a reception celebrating the publication of Volumes 21 and 22 and the completion of the
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress
Partial list of planned peakers:
*... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_26A_JB_Bench143DC -- Chevy Chase Community Center -- Julian Bond bench dedication
A bench was dedicated to Julian Bond in front o the Chevy Chase Community Center. Speakers at the event:
* Randy Speck, Chair, ANC 3/4G
* Honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser
* Honorable Councilmember Mary Cheh
* Honorable Councilmember Brandon Todd
* Pam Horowitz (Julian Bond's widow)
Folks also... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_30H_Albright30DC -- CSIS -- America's Place in the World (w/Madeleine Albright)
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to America's Place in the World
A conversation with Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum
Introduced... (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_24B_Schieffer74DC -- CSIS -- Bob Schieffer's Book Party for "Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News"
CSIS cordially invites you to Schieffer Series: Bob Schieffer's Book Party for the new book Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
A discussion with author Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz
Moderated by John J. Hamre (Partially reviewed)
2017_03_07E1_Lagarde82DC -- CSIS -- Economic Imperative of Empowering Women (w/Christine Lagarde)
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to
The Economic Imperative of Empowering Women
A conversation with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global... (Partially reviewed)
2017_04_05A1_Combat_Int124DC -- Dirksen Senate Office Bldg -- Combat Integration Update Briefing
In 2013, the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the repeal of the rule that prohibited women from being assigned to combat jobs and combat units. The Services were directed to develop and complete integration implementation plans by the end of 2015. The Services are... (Partially reviewed)
2017_04_08I1_Eman_Concert33DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Concert @ Freedom Plaza
Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the celebration of the 155th anniversary of Emancipation Day in Washington, DC. Emancipation Day honors President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, which freed over 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia. As Mayor Bowser... (Partially reviewed)
2017_04_08I2_Fireworks_EDay46DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Fireworks (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_09D1_Tarzan198DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: From Tarzan to Tonto
From Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union
A Special Program Examining the Pervasiveness of Stereotypes in American Culture
As early Americans sought to define their identity in a new country, race became a major fixation. Tarzan and Jane, Tonto and the Lone... (Partially reviewed)
2017_04_04K1_MLK_Commem152DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: 49th Observance of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The DC Black History Celebration Committee, the DC Host Committee and the Commission on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will host a tribute next week to the civil rights icon in observance of the 49th year of his assassination.
The April 4 tribute will be held 7 p.m. at the New York Avenue... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_30A_SINMAA_Charter12DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Charter Member Open House
We are delighted that you will be joining us this Saturday, September 30th for the National Museum of African American History and Culture's First Anniversary Charter Members' Open House! The evening will be a special opportunity for members like you to explore the entire Museum and to mix and mingle... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_20D1_Souza250DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza
Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza
Former White House photographer, Pete Souza has collected more than three hundred of his most iconic photographs into a comprehensive visual chronicle of the Obama presidency. These photographs, some of which have never been published, document the most... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_04A_SINMAA_Picture241DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Opening for "More Than A Picture" exhibit
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director
National Museum of African American History and Culture
invites you to the Opening Reception for
More Than A Picture
Selections from the Photography Collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D1_Politico_Inaug76DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Miscellaneous
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D2_Politico_Inaug234DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump (Matt Schlapp and David Urban)
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D3_Politico_Inaug326DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and Creator of House of Cards Beau Willimon
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D4_Politico_Inaug419DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 3: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Candidate Carly Fiorina
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D5_Politico_Inaug548DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 4: Coming Together: The Environment (Michael McKenna, Collin O’Mara, and Fisher Stevens)
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_24B1_Politico_GovsB211DC -- POLITICO @ Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center -- Seventh Annual State Solutions Conference: Afternoon Session (w/Rick Scott, Asa Hutchinson, Chris Sununu, Butch Otter, Dannel Malloy, and Steve Bullock)
Join POLITICO for the seventh annual State Solutions Conference featuring a series of one-on-one conversations with governors from across the country focusing on innovative approaches their states have taken to address complex problems.
Afternoon Session:
- Introduction by POLITICO ... ???
-... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_24A1_Politico_GovsA144DC -- POLITICO @ Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center -- Seventh Annual State Solutions Conference: Morning Session (w/Ricky Rosselló, John Hickenlooper, Bill Walker, Gary Herbert, and Sam Brownback)
Join POLITICO for the seventh annual State Solutions Conference featuring a series of one-on-one conversations with governors from across the country focusing on innovative approaches their states have taken to address complex problems.
Morning Session:
- Introduction by POLITICO ... ???
- Comments... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29E_Folklife2DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_28E1_Folklife_Circus24DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts
The festival kicks off the next day so they're still working on set-ups. (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29C_Folklife_Circus77DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_01D_Folklife_Circus85DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_02A_Folklife_Circus28DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09B1_Folklife_Circus12DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09B2_Folklife_Hebei26DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Hebei Golden Eagle Acrobatic Troupe (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_01E_Folklife_Wallenda70DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Wallenda Family Troupe
The Flying Wallendas taught kids how to walk the wire and then did a performance outside. The members included:
* Tino Wallenda -- the patriarch of the family
* Alida Wallenda (Tino's daughter)
* Aurelia Wallenda (Tino's daughter) on her “cloudswing” rope
* Alessandro "Alex" Wallenda (Tino's... (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_02C1_Folklife_Wallenda149DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Wallenda Family Troupe (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09B3_Folklife_Wallenda67DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Wallenda Family Troupe
Their final appearance at the festival. (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29D_Folklife_Move29DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- On The Move (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_02B_Folklife_Move38DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- On The Move
Spending time with Chelove and Maspaz. (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09A_Folklife_Move25DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- On The Move (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29A1_Folklife_Opening326DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Opening Ceremony
Help us ring in the opening of the Festival's 50th anniversary! Visitors will get the first glimpse of Circus Arts and On the Move, with short performances by aerialist Dolly Jacobs, UniverSoul Circus, Circus Juventas, taiko players PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, and conjunto band Los Texmaniacs. 
We'll also... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29B1_Folklife_Sailor266DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Sailor Circus Performance
Sailor Circus Academy is America’s oldest youth circus, teaching the circus arts to students in the fourth through twelfth grades. Located in Sarasota, Florida (known as the circus capital of the world), students gain distinctive knowledge of the performing arts through their interactions with... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_14C_Folklife5DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Signs are up (Partially reviewed)
2017_04_14B1_Cincinnati_Sword183DC -- Society of the Cincinnati (Anderson House) -- Lunch Bites: Robert Anderson's Civil War Presentation Sword
Lunch Bites; Robert Anderson's Civil War presentation sword
Garry Adelman, director of history and education for the Civil War Trust, shares Maj. Robert Anderson’s presentation sword given to him by the city of Philadelphia for his defense of Fort Sumter. Anderson commanded Union troops at Fort Sumter... (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_25D1_Saaba128DC -- United States Institute of Peace & AFI Docs -- "Saaba" Documentary Series w/Panel Discussion
A Sahel Community Confronts Security Threats: Film Premiere
USIP and AFI DOCS Film Festival Present 'Saaba,’ a Documentary Series, with a Panel Discussion
The recent killing of four U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Niger as they were training local troops, as well as an August attack that claimed... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_16B_Taylor27DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Elizabeth Dowling Taylor ("Original Black Elite")
"The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era"
Please join us on Tuesday, May 16 for the Senate Library Book Talk featuring Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor.
Taylor's latest work is a cultural biography covering the life of one of the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_15E_Capitol_Fight41512DC -- U.S. Capitol -- FIght for $15 rally (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_16C2_Capitol_SForRel10DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Senate Foreign Relations gathering (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_29H2_WCC_Art_Tour12DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Tour: Art of the DC Convention Center
Join us for a FREE tour of the Art at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Bring your cameras and your thirst for art knowledge and most importantly your walking shoes. (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_23A_NHC_CWMon83National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments @ Rayburn House Office Building
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044
The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US. While some regard these... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_17A1_History_EO88National History Center @ Rayburn House Office Bldg -- History of Executive Orders
The History of Executive Orders:
The National History Center will hold a Congressional briefing on the history of executive orders in the Rayburn House Office Building.
How does the flurry of executive orders issued by President Trump in his first few weeks in office compare to previous presidents’... (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_05H1_Tech_Existential85New America -- Is Big Tech An Existential Threat? (w/Franklin Foer)
Is Big Tech An Existential Threat?
Tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have revolutionized our lives, connecting us in ways that were once unimaginable — to each other, to information, and to entertainment. Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that the technologies unleashed by... (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_05B1_SITES_Briefing291Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference -- Briefing on the Hill
Briefing on the Hill: Smithsonian Around the Country
Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill
Affiliate participants are invited to attend a briefing in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The briefing... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_05A_Takoma_Cuba105Takoma Park Community Center -- A Conversation with Cuba
Our community has a rich history with Cuba and the Cuban people. Recent changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States (namely, the reestablishment of diplomatic relations) have created increased opportunities for people-to-people exchange and government-to-government negotiations. Where... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12D2_USCHS_Freedom2104USCHS -- 2017 Freedom Award to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Formal Presentation
Program:
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12D1_USCHS_Freedom133USCHS -- 2017 Freedom Award to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Mingling Before and After
Program:
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_11A1_Foner102USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Keynote: Eric Foner
May 11 Evening Keynote Address: Eric Foner (Columbia University)
Columbia University’s Eric Foner will deliver the keynote address, “The Significance of Reconstruction in American History."
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12A_USCHS_P168USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 1: Award Presentation (Fafa Nutor) and Paul Finkelman (Thaddeus Stevens)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12B1_USCHS_P2A104USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 2: Brook Thomas (Horatio Bateman’s "Reconstruction")
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12C1_USCHS_P3A60USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 3: Michael Vorenberg (14th Amendment)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12D1_USCHS_P4A50USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 4: Spencer Crew (Reconstruction at NMAAHC)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12E1_USCHS_P5A29USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 5: L. Diane Barnes (Frederick Douglass)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12F1_USCHS_P6A34USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 6: Lucy Salyer (Expatriation)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12G_USCHS_P734USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 7: Final group Q&A
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_14A_Adams56USCHS -- Carl Adams ("Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln")
Brown Bag Book Talk and Lecture with Carl Adams (Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln)
Carl Michael Adams was born and raised in Alton, Illinois, and has been a lifelong Lincoln scholar. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_15A1_Holzer118USCHS -- Harold Holzer (Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol)
Harold Holzer To Speak At Free U.S. Capitol Historical Society Event:
Talk Will Focus on Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol
Award-winning writer and lecturer Harold Holzer will give the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2017 Black History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_08D_Ozer19USCHS -- Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990")
USCHS Fall Lecture Series
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present five lunchtime lectures this fall, including book talks and discussions about DC and Capitol art, history, and memorials.
Mark Ozer
Book Talk on Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990 (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_08F_Book_Present12USCHS -- Presentation of "The American Spirit" to Senators on Capitol Hill
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a fan of David McCullough's work, helped distribute some copies of McCullough's book "The American Spirit" to other senators as a board member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. These were photos taken when officials from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society stopped by the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12E1_USCHS_Showcase174USCHS -- Showcase to Honor Congress for its Supporter of the Humanities (1 of 2)
Master of Ceremonies: Murray Horwitz
Special Guest: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Program:
Welcome Remarks: Ronald A. Sarasin, President, U. S. Capitol History Society; Former Member of Congress (R-CT)

Aquila Theatre: Our Warrior Chorus:
* Introduction by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
* Desiree... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12E5_USCHS_Showcase5149USCHS -- Showcase to Honor Congress for its Supporter of the Humanities (2 of 2)
Master of Ceremonies: Murray Horwitz
Special Guest: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Program:
Welcome Remarks: Ronald A. Sarasin, President, U. S. Capitol History Society; Former Member of Congress (R-CT)

Aquila Theatre: Our Warrior Chorus:
* Introduction by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
* Desiree... (Partially reviewed)
2017_08_16D_Winick39USCHS -- Stephen Winick (American Folklife Center)
Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center “Dipping from the Well: Treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive” (Partially reviewed)


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2017_10_28C_Ambassador50248DC -- Ambassador Theater 50th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday, October 28, come honor the 50th anniversary of DC’s legendary Ambassador Theater, the psychedelic dance hall in Adams Morgan that played host in 1967 to Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Moby Grape, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Vanilla Fudge, The Paul Butterfield Blues... (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_29B1_Blitt112Politics & Prose -- Barry Blitt ("Blitt") w/Mike Allen
Barry Blitt - Blitt — in conversation with Mike Allen From the Obama fist bump to Hillary Clinton in the boxing ring to Donald Trump in a tiara, Blitt’s drawings have indelibly captured key political moments. A cartoonist and illustrator, Blitt has published several books for children, including The... (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_25C6_Discus_Thrower6DC -- Discus Thrower (Statue) (Partially reviewed)
2017_10_12A_Murray119AFI -- "Don Murray: Unsung Hero" (w/Don Murray and Don Malcolm)
DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO Special Features: Q&A with Don Murray and filmmaker Don Malcolm Currently featured on TWIN PEAKS as Bushnell Mullins, actor Don Murray has a career spanning back to the early 1950s which includes an Oscar®-nominated role opposite Marilyn Monroe (BUS STOP). Throughout his care... (Partially reviewed)
2017_11_06B_North_Korea101DC -- USC/PDC/PDAA -- Panel: Reaching Out to North Korea with Public Diplomacy
Join us for the next monthly USC / PDC / PDAA.lunch forum: U.S. Public Diplomacy outreach to North Korea. Welcoming Remarks: * Adam C. Powell III, President, Public Diplomacy Council, and Director, Washington Programs, USC Annenberg Center on Communcation Leadership and Policy Presentation: * Robe... (Partially reviewed)


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