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National Capital Parks-East Black History Month 2023 Event: The NCNW and Local Leadership in Depression-Era and Wartime Washington, DC

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House 1318 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Great Depression and early years of World War II represented a transformative historical moment. For African Americans, particularly those in southern cities like Washington, D.C., these years presented newfound opportunities to press vigorously (and in new ways) for equality and end to racial discrimination.

Odell Ruffin’s Campaign 72

The ARC Theater 1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E., Washinton, DC

This Festival Session features Dominique Brown, Odell Ruffin, Lyn Dyson and Charlotte Plummer