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“Black Georgetown Remembered” Tour This Weekend

General   •   September 29, 2022

Join the Mt. Zion – Female Union Band Society on Saturday, October 8 from 1 pm – 3 pm for Black Georgetown Remembered, featuring a special walking tour and reception. Historian and author C.R. Gibbs and Lisa Fager, Executive Director, Mt. Zion – Female Union Band Society, will lead the program. Learn (and unlearn) the history of how DC became “Chocolate City.” The tour will take place at the Mt. Zion and Female Union Band Society Cemeteries (located at 2501 Mill Road, near 27th and Q Streets NW), a stop on the Underground Railroad, as well as Herring Hill and Rose Park. The cemeteries are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are one of only two cemeteries in the world designated as a UNESCO Site of Memory associated with the Slave Route Project. A private reception at Sandlot Georgetown (2715 Pennsylvania Ave NW) will follow. Tickets are $50 and include the tour and outdoor reception.

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