A Dinner Conversation with Dr. George Musgrove and DR. Chris Asch - Chocolate City: A History of Race & Democracy in THE NATIONS'S CAPITOL
Two Historians Look at DC's Race and Politics
George Derek Musgrove
George Derek Musgrove is an Associate Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County where he teaches courses in Post-WWII United States History with an emphasis on African American politics. He is the author of Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America (U. of Georgia, 2012) and co-author, with Chris Myers Asch, of Chocolate City, A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital (UNC, 2017). He is currently working on a web-based map of the Black power movement in Washington, D.C. and beginning a book project tentatively titled “We must take to the streets again”: The Black Power Resurgence, 1982-97. Professor Musgrove earned his Ph.D. from New York University in 2005. He lives with his wife and two sons in Washington, D.C.
Chris Myers Asch is the Editor of Washington History magazine and teaches history at Colby College part-time while running the Capital Area New Mainers Project. He is the author of The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer (The New Press, 2008). He is the Co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital, and Author of Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America. A graduate of Duke University with a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, he taught with Teach For America in the Mississippi Delta and co-founded the Sunflower County (Mississippi) Freedom Project in 1998. He recently moved from his hometown of Washington, D.C., to Maine. He and his wife have three children.
Date and Time: October 22, 6:30 -8:30PM
Location: Hogan Lovells
555 13th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Fee: Harvard Club members and their guests: $45/person
Salad-mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette
Fried Chicken and Waffles
Pan seared salmon with mumbo sauce glaze
Cherry Blossom tartlet
This venue is fully handicap accessible and our meals are designed to accommodate vegetarians.
The nearest metro station is Metro Center. Exit at 12th and F Street, NW. Your destination is the building named "Columbia Square" which will you see right in front of you as you exit the escalator.
There are several nearby parking garages including:
Columbia Square Parking Garage: 555 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 637-8105
Parking Management: 600 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 347-5469