This beautifully redesigned 25th anniversary edition of Black Georgetown Remembered, first published in 1991, includes a foreword by Maurice Jackson and more than two hundred illustrations, including portraits of prominent community leaders, sketches, maps, and nineteenth-century and contemporary photographs. Kathleen Menzie Lesko's new introduction describes the impact the book and its companion documentary video have had since publication and updates readers on recent changes in this Washington, DC, neighborhood.
Black Georgetown Remembered is a compelling and inspiring journey through more than two hundred years of history. A one-of-a-kind book, it invites readers to share in the lives, dreams, aspirations, struggles, and triumphs of real people, to join them in their churches, at home, and on the street, and to consider how the unique heritage of this neighborhood intersects and contributes to broader themes in African American and Washington, DC, history and urban studies.
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|Publisher:||Georgetown University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Valerie Babb is the Franklin Professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia.
Carroll R. Gibbs is a professional historian, lecturer, and author of numerous works on African American history.
Table of ContentsContentsForeword to the 25th Anniversary EditionIntroduction to the 25th Anniversary Edition
Foreword Introduction The Early Years: 1740–1900 A Washington Community: 1900–1950 The Historic District: 1950–Present
AppendicesMap of Georgetown’s Black History Landmarks Black Churches in Georgetown Mount Zion Cemetery The Community House Family Histories of Current Georgetown Residents A Century of Teachers from Black Georgetown A Listing of the Black Georgetown Archive in Georgetown University