The Guide to Black Washington 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0781806473
ISBN-10: 078180647X
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A different kind of guidebook from two local authors, this describes the homes and haunts of African-Americans. Where did Marian Anderson sing when refused admittance to a Washington, D.C. church? (The Lincoln Memorial.) The authors divide Washington into 15 sections, with brief chapters of one to two pages each. Slavery, segregation, education, and gentrification are discussed in short paragraphs. The book provides offbeat information and would probably be a good source for school assignments. There is an excellent bibliography. Recommended for general readers and high school libraries, though not an essential item.
- Fern Sikkema, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Washington,
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books; 2 edition (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078180647X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781806473
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,899,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela on September 10, 2012
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I had a copy of an earlier edition of this book and wanted to see if it had been updated. Things have changed with much gentrification and renovations in our town. I am enjoying this revised edition as I renew my study of Black Washington. It was delivered in excellent shape and as described.
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This book covers most (with a few omissions) of the places where significant events in black history occured in Washington, DC., along with residences, public memorials and monuments of notable African-Americans. Organized by neighborhoods, each chapter has a useful map highlighting the sights therein, and is therefore really useful to explore neighborhoods on self-guided walking tours. It contains a selection of historic photographs, but could be improved with the addition of more photographs of the sights.
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This is a must read for anyone who lives in The District Of Columbia and the Metropolitan Reagon. It should be a required read for local youth!!
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By jacqueline bryant on July 12, 2015
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Excellent read for history of blacks in DC
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Sands on December 31, 2009
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These are children who like to read and visit the D.C. area often so I thought they might enjoy them. I haven't spoken to them since Christmas as they are visiting in MD.

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