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.

Christopher Asch
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

                           Non-Members: $65/person


Salad-mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette

Fried Chicken and Waffles

Pan seared salmon with mumbo sauce glaze


Wild rice

Sliced Fruit

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


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6:30PM - 8:30PM Tue 22 Oct 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Hogan Lovells - 13.106/107 at Columbia Square
555 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004 US

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