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Brown Bag Lecture at the Wilson Center: History of Place

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The Wilson Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

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This presentation is about an African American settlement originated in Washington, D.C., right after the Civil War in 1867. Approximately 40,000 African American refugees came into Washington, D.C., 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. The Freedmen’s Bureau decided to create a settlement in the SE side of Washington, D.C., to help the newly arrived immigrants to the city to build their homes.

This program takes place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004

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