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FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Upshur Street Books, in Petworth, DC

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

FREE

Upshur Street Books is an indie bookstore in the Petworth neighborhood of northwest DC.  Historically, Petworth was a rowhouse neighborhood of mostly white working class families. With integration in the 1950s, white flight took hold and the the racial composition shifted dramatically, as working- and middle-class African Americans moved in.  These days, Petworth is luring millennials into a newly diverse multi-racial, multi-cultural milieu.  Upshur Street was always at the commercial epicenter, and Upshur Street books, just east of Georgia Avenue, fits right in.  The indie store has been open for just a few short years but has established itself as a neighborhood fixture and even made national headlines when President Obama paid a visit.  I am delighted to be presenting the story of FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army  at this upstart Upshur Street Books.

Details

Date:
February 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
https://www.upshurstreetbooks.com/

Organizer

Upshur Street Books
Website:
https://www.upshurstreetbooks.com/

Venue

Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur St NW,
Washington, DC 20011
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Phone:
202.722.2939
Website:
https://www.upshurstreetbooks.com/