AACWMM 20th Anniversary: July 18-21, 2018

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The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum's 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on July 18-21, 2018. Events will be held in the Shaw Neighborhood surrounding the Museum and Memorial at 1925 Vermont Ave, NW Washington, DC. A reception is at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Activities include:
  • A Civil War Theme Prayer Breakfast
  • A 20th Anniversary Awards Gala Presentation
  • Renowned speakers for a “George Washington Williams" Lecture Series featuring Dr. David Blight, and Dr. Edna Medford
  • Living History Presentations hosted by famed author, tv host and descendant Cheryl Wills
  • Special Presentation on Grimke Building, The Museum's New Home
  • Inauguration of the historic George Washington Williams Heritage Trail
Early Bird Registration ends June 15, 2018. For complete information see:
https://www.afroamcivilwar.org/
https://www.afroamcivilwar.org/20th-anniversary-celebration.html#schedule

-Yulie
 

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This is the finalized schedule for the 20th Anniversary of the African American Civil War Memorial:

Special Exhibit presented by Zenith Gallery: Art by Hubert Jackson and Curtis Woody will be featured at the African American Civil War Museum between July 18, 2018 and September 30, 2018.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What:
Memorial Re-dedication Program (Keynote Speaker Robert Stanton, Former Director and First African American Director of the National Park Service)
Location: African American Civil War Memorial 1925 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001
Time: 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

What: Author Talk "Laying Claim: African American Cultural Memory and Southern Identity" by Dr. Patricia Davis
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What: Museum Impact on the Community: A Panel Discussion on Gentrification and the U Street Community
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What: Live Jazz Program with WPFW following a talk from Maurice Jackson author of "DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, D.C."
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

What: Prayer Breakfast
Location: Unity Church of Washington, DC 1225 R Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

What: George Washington Williams Lecture Series featuring Dr. Greg Carr, Dr. Joshua Myers, and Dr. Charles Verharen
Location: African American Civil War Museum
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

What: Bullets to Ballots: the Voting Rights Legacy of the United States Colored Troops featuring Dr. Frank Smith, Dr. David Blight, Asa Gordon and Gloria Browne Marshall author of "The Voting Rights War"
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 20, 2018:

What: Living History Day for Family and Friends Storytellers, Re-enactors,” Health Screenings, Voter Registration, Musical and Dance Performances, Refreshments, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, and much more
and
Authors’ Book Signing
Authors of books on topics related to African American History and the Civil War will be available to discuss, sell and sign their books.
Location: African American Civil War Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What: 20th Anniversary VIP Gala Celebration Reception
Location: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

What: Parade Walk
Location: The walk follows the George Washington Williams Memorial Trail from Howard University to the African American Civil War Memorial.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

What: Living History Day for Family and Friends and Author’s Book Signing
Where: African American Civil War Museum
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What: Memorial Program in Honor of Hari Jones, George Smith and Robert Young
Where: African American Civil War Museum
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Event: Rally on the High Ground: Closing Reception
Where: African American Civil War Museum
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Early bird registration for the general public was extended to July 13, 2018.

Reenactors/Historical Interpreters participating in the programs have a separate registration. Contact the museum for the discounted hotel accommodations. The hotel is within walking distance of the AACWMM. Discounted parking is also included.

For all info, see: https://www.afroamcivilwar.org/20th-anniversary-celebration.html#overview

-Yulie
 



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