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Curator Talk with Alcione Amos: History of Place: Barry Farm/Hillsdale, a Post-Bellum African American Community

  • Sumner Museum & Archives 1201 17th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Approximately 40,000 African American refugees came into Washington during the Civil War.  They were destitute when they arrived, and the majority of them had to settle first on the streets and later on makeshift housing built from discarded materials.  Anacostia Community Museum curator, Alcione Amos examines the establishment of the historic southeast community of Barry Farm/Hillsdale by the Freedmen’s Bureau in 1867 to help with this problem.

Earlier Event: February 17
Ragheb Alama
Later Event: February 25
Lit on H Street Launch