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Curator Talk with Alcione Amos: History of Place: Barry Farm/Hillsdale, a Post-Bellum African American Community

Approximately 40,000 African American refugees came into Washington during the Civil War. They were destitute when they arrived, and the majority of them had to settle first on the streets and later on makeshift housing built from discarded materials. Anacostia Community Museum curator, Alcione Amos examines the establishment of the historic southeast community of Barry Farm/Hillsdale by the Freedmen’s Bureau in 1867 to help with this problem.

This program will be held at Charles Sumner Museum & Archives, 1201 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. If taking metro, exit at Farragut North (on the red line)

Register online or call 202.633.4844

  • When: Fri Feb. 23
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Address: 1201 17th Street NW
    Washington DC,US 20036

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