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December 2017

“An Army of Educators” – a new Chowan Discovery lecture

December 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Nature Center,
5200 Glover Park NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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During and after the Civil War, Union officers and missionaries expanded literacy and skills in the south, resulting in a great rise in the reading population and creating schools, some of which exist today.  A school established in a Washington, D.C. army barracks in 1864 is still going strong. Fisk, Hampton, Howard and Shaw are among the universities that rose in the first five years after the war.  Within ten years after the war, Howard University was graduating men and…

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February 2018

Haiti and Frederick Douglass

February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepherd Park Public Library,
7420 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20012 United States
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The lecture builds upon two CDG offerings, HAITI'S FORTS OF FREEDOM and HAITI AND THE CIVIL WAR.  Along with millions of people of color and abolitionists, Haiti inspired Frederick to fight for freedom in America.  His lifelong relationship to  Haiti provide culminated in his service as United States Minister to Haiti in 1889 to1891.  More details about this Chowan Discovery lecture will be provided.    

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June 2018

Seventh Annual Chowan Discovery Party

June 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Bethesda Skyroom,
5750 Bou Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852 United States
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More information to come along with a mighty good time.

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