Black Georgetown Remembered, at 30

This month, the Citizens Association of Georgetown is hosting a meeting to discuss one of the essential works on Georgetown’s history: Black Georgetown Rememered. The book, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, tells the story of the Black community in Georgetown, from the town’s founding in 1751 through the the historical preservation-driven gentrification of the mid-twentieth century that left the community devastated. It is a book that anyone hoping to understand the neighborhood deeper than on a superficial level must read.

The event will bring together members of the community to discuss the book and their stories. It will be held Feb 9th via Zoom. Register here.

And set aside a little time to watch this movie from when the book was originally released in 1991. Many of its voices have already left us:

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