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Conference on DC Historical Studies Offering Conference Papers Online
For those unable to attend the 39th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies, conference organizers have begun posting copies of the presentations on the Conference website. Visitors to the site will find approximately eight papers available, including the Letitia Woods Brown Lecture by Carol W. Gelderman, “A Free Man of Color and his Hotel, James Wormley and the African American Community in pre-and post-Emancipation Washington.” More papers will be added in the coming weeks, so check back regularly.
The conference brought together professionals and students from many disciplines in the public humanities, including history, archaeology, architecture, and preservation. Over 120 speakers, moderators, History Network participants and tour leaders took part in the conference held October 18-21 at the Carnegie Library and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.