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CHOCOLATE CITY: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital by Chis Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

  • National Museum of African American History & Culture (map)

Open to: Public
Cost: Free
Registration Required Here.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the Smithsonian African American Museum team up to launch Chocolate City, a comprehensive new history of Washington, D.C., that Kirkus Review calls, "Essential American history, deeply researched and written with verve and passion." 

Chocolate City (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) explores the intersection of race, culture, and politics in D.C. Co-author Chris Myers Asch, editor of Washington History, is an instructor at Colby College. His first book, The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer (University of North Carolina Press), was published in 2008. George Derek Musgrove is an associate professor of history at University of Maryland Baltimore County and a member of Washington History's editorial board. Copies of the book are available for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.