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‘Chocolate City’ Book Discussion and Signing
February 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

The Racial Justice Working Group of the Justice Roundtable is hosting a book talk and signing for one of the authors of the newly released book, Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital.
About the book – “Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation’s capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tension between America’s expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war and gentrification. But DC is more than just a seat of government, and the authors also highlight the city’s rich history of local activism as Washingtonians of all races have struggled to make their voices heard in an undemocratic city where residents lack full political rights. Tracing D.C.’s massive transformations – from a sparsely inhabited plantation society into a diverse metropolis, from a center of the slave trade to the nation’s first majority Black city, from “Chocolate City” to “Latte City” – the authors offer an engaging narrative peppered with unforgettable characters, a history of deep racial division but also one of hope, resilience, and interracial cooperation.”
Authors, Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove will be present.
Date: Friday, February 16
Time: 3pm-4:30pm
Location: Open Society Policy Center, 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006
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February 16, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Open Society Foundations
1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20006 United States
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