Lecture: An Elite 19th-Century Black Enclave Hidden in D.C. History

Vakil Smallen, National Education Association project archivist, GW Gelman Library

Adjacent to a number of D.C. neighborhoods, the four blocks at the intersection of 16th and M streets, NW, appear to have no distinct identity. Archivist Vakil Smallen will present evidence, in the form of institutions and people, that in the late nineteenth century, these four blocks were home to elite members of Washington’s black community.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.