Come Hear Author Who Sets Her Stories in Black Georgetown’s Past

On May 19th, Breena Clarke will be speaking at the City Tavern. It should be a fascinating discussion. Clarke is a native Washingtonian who wrote, among other works, two books set against a backdrop of the historical black community in Georgetown. The first was River, Cross My Heart (which was an Oprah Book Club selection) and the second was Stand a Storm.

The talk will focus on how Clarke learned how she is related to the same family of enslaved former residents of the City Tavern that Yvette LaGonterie has researched. It is always so powerful to hear these personal family stories told and discussed within the walls of the building that once housed them.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. See you there!


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