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Alumni tell of story of a school conceived at a DC fort during the Civil War.
October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In conjunction with the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street (CAUFS), Chowan Discovery is showing four documentaries October 2, 5, 9 and 12. All times are at 6:30 pm at at Andromeda Transcultural Health at 14th and Decatur Streets in Washington, DC.
In 1864 in the barracks of Fort Stevens around the time of its successful defense against an invading Confederate force, the Military Road School as founded for children of color. Ninety years later, the school closed. Its last students and teachers tell their fond memories of the school’s last decade. School alumni will be present for the discussion that follows. This film is funded by DC Humanties, the Military Road School Preservation Trust and received support from Chowan Discovery.