National Building Museum

1968: Shaping the District

Saturday, January 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Connect with a variety of organizations to explore D.C. as it was in 1968: a predominantly African American city enduring a complex time of grassroots organizing, groundbreaking initiatives, creative expression, racism, protests, and activism. Hear historian Dr. Marya McQuirter and others talk about the people, places, and stories of the time. Listen to music evocative of the year, performed by musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra. Engage in conversations and share your own stories. Gain a broader picture of 1968 beyond the uprisings after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. This collaborative event launches a year of programming and exhibitions throughout the city marking the 50th anniversary of this historic year. 

Free, drop in. All ages encouraged. 

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.