As a Federal District, Washington often serves as a proving ground for the national government’s most ground breaking political experiments. From compensated emancipation nearly nine months prior to Lincoln’s famous proclamation to Bolling v Sharpe which was decided in favor of integrating the city’s public schools, major societal transformations always seem to happen first in Washington.
The program will be moderated by Pamela Perkins, a professor of public speaking at the University of the District of Columbia, Community College.
Meet the Panelists:
Jacqueline Thomsen – Senior News Editor, GW Hatchet
Kevin Hilgers – Staff Attorney, DC Appleseed
When: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Busboys and Poets, 14th and V (2021 14th St NW)
On the first Thursday of each month in 2016, at the various Busboys and Poets locations throughout the city, we will look at the history of the city in 20 year increments. Specially chosen moderators and panelists will help link the obscure, monumental, marginalized, and mainstream stories about the city’s past with issues that are are relevant to present-day Washingtonians.