Events And Opportunities

The Power of Place: Preserving the Legacies of African American Settlements

  • Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to present an event jointly sponsored with the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (ACM).

Landscape architect and National Humanities Medalist Everett Fly joins Alcione Amos, curator at the Anacostia Community Museum, for a discussion of the importance of preserving historic African American settlements. Focusing on Barry Farm, a community created in southeast Washington, DC, by the Freedmen’s Bureau after the Civil War, they ask why some settlements are preserved while others are not, and what the ramifications of this difference are for contemporary African American communities.

Programs in urban landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks are supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through their initiative in “Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities,” intended to foster the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to understanding the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization.

September 20, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC
No RSVP required.
Mention "Dumbarton Oaks" when you arrive.
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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