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Missing History: Slavery in Washington and Our Visual Memory

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
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As one of the producers of Ken Burns’ celebrated "Civil War" documentary, Kitty Eisele viewed over a million images and accounts from the era. But images of the trade of humans here and of Black Washingtonians, both enslaved and free, were nearly non-existent. So many Washingtonians don't imagine our city furthering enslavement, nor picture those enslaved and free who had such impact as builders of this city. The real history was rendered invisible. Kitty will discuss Washington’s "missing history", her discoveries researching the visual record, and how to think more critically about our city’s stories and who gets to tell them. Hosted by Northwest Neighbors Village. Register in advance for the Zoom link on NNV's event page.