Invitation Historical Society of Washington DC

 You are cordially invited to the 35th Annual Conference on Washington, D.C., Historical Studies, sponsored by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the D.C. Public Library. This year’s conference runs from Thursday, November 13 through Saturday, November 15 and includes lectures, discussion sessions and films that create a public forum for the study of the District’s local history. The conference opens on Thursday evening with the Annual Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture and reception, featuring historian and activist Dr. Peniel Joseph, author of the recently published book, Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour.  Dr. Joseph’s lecture, entitled “Stokely Carmichael and American Democracy in the 1960s,” uses Carmichael’s activism as a prism to view the struggles for social, political, and racial justice during the 1960s and beyond. Concurrent daytime sessions on Friday and Saturday examine topics ranging from the influence of Freemasonry on D.C. to the history of The Washington Post.  Walking tours of D.C. and films on the 1968 civil disturbances are also available. The conference is open to the public and takes place at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 801 K St., NW. Admission is $10, with $5 for students and seniors.  For more information and the complete program, please visit our website at http://www.historydc.org/2008Conference/ or email 08conference@historydc.org. We hope to see you there!

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Yvonne Carignan
Library Director
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square
Washington, D.C. 20001
202-383-1851
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