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Lecture: Spirit of the Pearl with David Smith

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5001 Central Avenue, SE
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Capital View Neighborhood Library
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Mr. Smith heads the non-profit organization, Pearl Coalition. The purpose of the organization is to educate the public about the “peculiar institution” and how slaves and free people of color took matters into their own hands in terms of challenging human bondage.  One major DC historic event involved the Pearl Incident in 1848, when 77 slaves attempted a daring escape from the nation’s capital by sea on the “Pearl” schooner.