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AUNT and FORT STEVENS film to be shown near story’s site.
October 5, 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.
The property of an African American farmer and landowner, Elizabeth “Aunt Betty” Thomas, was taken by the U.S. Army in order to build Fort Stevens which saw battle in the Civil War. This film is being shown only a mile from Mrs. Thomas’s farm and the fort. Was she compensated for her losses? Discover her life and legacy of a unique woman with living history interpreter Patricia Tyson and documentary producer/researcher Marvin T. Jones of the Chowan Discovery Group.