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Echoes: The 47th Annual DC History Conference


Echoesa virtual conference on D.C. history, took place November 12-14. During a year of upheaval, loss, pandemic, and protest, this event explored the connection between moments in D.C. history and our contemporary eraAttendees had the opportunity to reflect on the history of the city and its resonances through panels on social movements, domestic histories, and the built environment. People considered the impact of COVID-19 on cultural institutions and community-building and experience innovative virtual programming from local museums. Brandi Summers delivered the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture, and Melanie Adams (Director, Anacostia Community Museum) joined the Opening Plenary.

The D.C. History Conference has, since 1973, provided a friendly and rigorous forum for discussing and promoting original research about the history of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This year's event was co-presented by the DC History Center and American University.

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