Related Exhibition: A Right To The City (opening April 21, 2018)
Details: The authors talk about their book Chocolate City: A History of Race & Democracy in the Nation's Capital which tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and gentrification. The authors also highlight the city's rich history of local activism as Washingtonians of all races have struggled to make their voices heard in an undemocratic city where residents lack full political rights.
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When: Saturday, Feb. 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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