Folger and the Community

Engaging with the District

JOIN US FOR “A HISTORY OF HOUSING COVENANTS” & “JEWISH LIFE IN WASHINGTON, DC DURING AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR”

Join us on June 17 and June 23 for two of our upcoming DC CrossTalk Conversations!

 

CrossTalk DC Conversations: “A History of Housing Covenants”

Associate Professor Maurice Jackson, of Georgetown University’s History Department and African American Studies Program, and historian Mara Cherkasky, co-founder of Prologue DC and Mapping Segregation in Washington DC, discuss the historic use of racially restrictive housing covenants in DC. Tours of the Folger’s America’s Shakespeare exhibition are available after the program.

Friday, June 17, 2016
6:00-7:00pm
Free, but reservations are required.

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC 20003

 

CrossTalk DC Conversations: “Jewish Life in Washington, DC During and After the Civil War”

Laura Apelbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, will explore Jewish life and key personalities during the Civil War, and the changes the war brought for the city’s newly expanded Jewish community. Tours of the Folger’s America’s Shakespeare exhibition are available after the program.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:00-7:00pm
Free, but reservations are required.

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC 20003

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