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Title:
The guide to Black Washington : places and events of historical and cultural significance in the nation's capital
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Sandra.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised illustrated edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hippocrene Books, 2001.

©1999
Physical Description:
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780781808712
Format :
Book

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Central Library F205.N4 F58 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

This remarkable guidenbook details more than 150 sites and institutions that have shaped black history and traditions, both in this particular community and throughout the country. A book to slip into a backpack, keep handy in a glove compartment, or linger over at home, "The Guide to Black Washington" weaves together historical overviews, lively anecdotes, and plenty of practical information. From Library Journal "A different kind of guidebook from two local authors, this describes the homes and haunts of African-Americans. Where did Marian Anderson sing when refused admittance to a Washington, D.C. church? (The Lincoln Memorial.) The authors divide Washington into 15 sections, with brief chapters of one to two pages each. Slavery, segregation, education, and gentrification are discussed in short paragraphs. The book provides offbeat information and would probably be a good source for school assignments. There is an excellent bibliography. Recommended for general readers and high school libraries, though not an essential item." - Fern Sikkema, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Washington, Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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