"The Wormley's vs The DC Compensated Emancipation Act" (or the "Blacks-Get Out of DC")
Donet D. Graves, a Cleveland, Ohio based attorney has been traveling back and forth to Washington frequently over the
past decade to research his family history. During that time he has become the leading expert on the Wormley family,
a leader and forerunner in business and politics.
This discussion revolves around the role of his family, as free people of color, influencing life both in the District and the nation.
His presentaton will bring forth historical items which illustrate some lesser known and controversial perspectives
of Washington's much celebrated local holiday. Delving into current aspects of his family research he invites you to join him
to examine topics which may shed more light upon some long-held beliefs by both historians and family members.