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The exhibition is on view Wednesday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. from April 17th - May 16th.
May 1 Reception:  From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Explore the rich history of the DC statehood movement and the enduring struggle for self-government in our nation's capital. Guests will have the opportunity to envision a new design for a 51-star flag and vote on local issues that matter to them. View original artifacts, including protest materials and archival documents. Join us as we learn about the ongoing journey towards achieving taxation WITH representation.

Tour the exhibition on April 24th!

Tour 1: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Tour 2: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

The exhibition is on view Wednesday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. from April 17th - May 16th.

May 1 Reception:

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Museum Studies student Emma Brown will host a discussion with Bernard Demczuk on his experience advocating for DC Statehood. Following the discussion, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., guests are encouraged to join the reception after-party, where light refreshments will be served while viewing the exhibition.

Guest Speaker: Bernard Demczuk

Bernard Demczuk, Ph.D., is a 50-year resident of Washington, DC, living in the historic Shaw community. He is active in community, corporate, academic, labor, and government relations. Bernard retired from DC Government in 1998 and again in 2017 from George Washington University after 19 years of service as a vice president and professor. He is currently an African American Cultural Historian at the University of District Columbia, the NMAAHC, the DC Police Academy, and Ben’s Chili Bowl. Bernard holds a doctorate in American Studies and African American history and culture from George Washington University (BS, University of Maryland, MS, American University). He lectures widely on Black history and culture, labor history, community relations, and governmental policy.

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