"The Wormley's vs The DC Compensated Emancipation Act" (or the "Blacks-Get Out of DC")

Last Date:


Location: 
901 G Street NW
Building: 
DC Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
Room: 
Great Hall
Details: 

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.

Cost: 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Phone: 
202-727-8012