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Commemoration of Black History Month with Curtis Harris

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Armed Forces Retirement Home - Washington DC

140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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President Lincoln’s Cottage is proud to partner with the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) for our annual Black History Month Program. This year's program will feature Curtis Harris, a historian with American University and the Philadelphia 76ers, discussing his brand new research on Anna Harrison Chase, a formerly enslaved woman who made a pilgrimage to President Lincoln's Cottage, and her family. This progam will be the first-ever public opportunity to learn about Mrs. Chase's fascinating experience.

Please check-in and gather in the atrium of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln's Cottage at 1:00 pm. The program will be held in the Scott Building of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and members of the public will walk over together from the President Lincoln's Cottage grounds.The program will begin promptly at 1:30 pm.

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Curtis Harris is a PhD History candidate at American University. His doctoral dissertation focuses on professional basketball players' efforts to achieve civil and labor rights during the mid-twentieth century. In addition to his academic research, Mr. Harris currently works as a historian for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. You may also recognize him from his eight years as a Museum Program Associate at President Lincoln's Cottage.

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