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Coming Events

Reserve Now for November 5 Lecture:
The Washington Riots of 1968:
The View from Capitol Hill

The Washington riots of 1968 had a devastating impact throughout the city, on Capitol Hill, and especially on the H Street NE commercial corridor, where the legacy of destruction could be seen for decades. On Monday November 5, J. Samuel Walker, author of the recent book Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968, will present his analysis of the causes and course of this dramatic event in our neighborhood. Walker is a historian who has written on a wide range of subjects from the growth of atomic energy to college basketball in America.

Admission is free, but a reservation is required due to limited seating. To register, go to Hill Center registration or call 202-549-4172. We suggest that all guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the event. Seating will begin at 7:00 for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15. If you hold a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please let us know at: OverbeckLecture@CapitolHillHistory.org.

The Overbeck Lectures are sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Please remember CHCF in your charitable giving.

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