16 Feb 2015

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Lincoln School

Last week, we looked at the first public school for African Americans, opened in the Little Ebenezer church. Its explosive growth, fueled not only by the D.C. Emancipation Act but also by the law securing schooling for all children, meant that they soon outgrew their modest beginnings. And so, a new school – and this […]


09 Feb 2015

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Little Ebenezer Church School

I have written multiple times about schools on Capitol Hill, but there’s an important one that I have thus far missed. It’s an important piece of a tour I will be giving in April, as part of their Emancipation Day celebration. The first public school in the District of Columbia opened in 1806, next to the […]


14 Feb 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, Capitol Hill Village and the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project are sponsoring a cross-gnerational commemoration next Saturday, February 23rd. We discussed part of this celebration a few weeks ago, and noted that participants are encouraged to write and share their […]