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A century ago, an African American woman named Hattie Sewell ran the teahouse at Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park. One hundred years later, the Friends of Peirce Mill have partnered with the National Park Service and Howard University to tell Hattie Sewell’s story.

A 30-minute documentary, Hattie Sewell, will be shown continuously at Peirce Mill on Friday, September 10, between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Sunday, September 12 is the rain date.

This outdoor, socially-distant film screening is free, and no reservations are required. For more information, please visit: https://www.friendsofpeircemill.org/events/

The Capital Chicken and Waffles truck will be nearby selling food. Chicken and waffles were Hattie Sewell’s specialty!

This project was supported by a grant from HumanitiesDC as part of the “Humanities Grant Program,” an initiative funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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