Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of the Town of George in 1751 to the Present Day / Edition 1

Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of the Town of George in 1751 to the Present Day / Edition 1

by Kathleen M. Lesko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878405267

ISBN-13: 9780878405268

Pub. Date: 02/28/1991

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

This book chronicles the rich but little-known history of the Georgetown black community from the colonial period to the present. Black Georgetown Remembered records the hopes and dreams, the disappointments and successes, of a vibrant neighborhood as it persevered through slavery and segregation, war and peace, prosperity and depression.

Drawing on interviews

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This book chronicles the rich but little-known history of the Georgetown black community from the colonial period to the present. Black Georgetown Remembered records the hopes and dreams, the disappointments and successes, of a vibrant neighborhood as it persevered through slavery and segregation, war and peace, prosperity and depression.

Drawing on interviews with descendants of prominent community members and on the archives of major Georgetown churches, local historical societies, libraries, and genealogical studies, it contains more than two hundred illustrations, including portraits, sketches, maps, and nineteenth-century and contemporary photographs.

Readers of Breena Clarke's novel, River, Cross My Heart, will find more information about the world in which it is set. They can learn about the daily lives of real people living then, often in their own voices, and they will find places familiar from the bestseller, including Poplar Alley, Bell's Court, Mt. Zion Cemetery, and the Francis swimming pool.

This journey through two hundred years reveals a compelling and inspiring chapter in the larger story of African-American history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878405268
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
1,381,197
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

The Early Years: 140-1900

A Washington Community: 1900-1950

The Historic District: 1950-Present

Appendices:Map of Georgetown's Black History LandmarksBlack Churches in GeorgetownMount Zion CemeteryThe Community HouseFamiliy Histories of Current Georgetown ResidentsA Century of Teachers from Black GeorgetownA Listing of the Black Georgetown Archive in Georgetown University

Bibliography

Index

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