Date(s) - 06/29//2013
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Historical Society of Greater Washington
DC By the Book partner the DC Historical Society presents “African Americans in DC During the Civil War,” an event that uses the novel The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen G. Carter as a starting point to examine the lives of African Americans in the city during wartime, with a special look at contraband camps, the rising middle class, higher education opportunities, and foodways. Excerpts from the book will be presented, along with speakers C.R. Gibbs, Steve Dryden, Michon Boston, and Michael Twitty. A tea and gingerbread reception will follow. Free admission.