Date(s) - 02/08/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital
With co-author George Derek Musgrove
Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation’s capital. Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and gentrification. The authors highlight the city’s rich history of local activism as Washingtonians of all races have struggled to make their voices heard. Tracing D.C.’s massive transformations from a sparsely inhabited plantation society into a diverse metropolis, from a center of the slave trade to the nation’s first black-majority city, from “Chocolate City” to “Latte City” this account is peppered with unforgettable characters, a history of deep racial division but also one of hope, resilience, and interracial cooperation.
George Derek Musgrove co-authored this book with Chris Myers Asch. Dr. Musgrove is an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
This program is free and open to the public. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 703-892-4204. Books will be available for purchase and the author will sign them.
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