Edward Ingebretsen, Talk and Tour: Enslaved Washington DC (1790–2023)

Part One – Virtual Talk
Thursday, March 30
3:30–4:30 PM
Online via Zoom

This event is in two parts. Part one, this virtual talk, led by Ed Ingebretsen, examines the history of enslavement in the original Federal City and the fact that the District of Columbia was designed as an enclave of slaver power in 1790. Ed explores geography, policy, and unacknowledged historical sites, providing an archeology of memory that has been eliminated from view. 

In part two on Saturday, April 22, Ed will lead an in-person, "walking pilgrimage" in DC, where he shares the history of the district and its founding as a slave market. More information to come.

Edward Ingebretsen holds advanced degrees in theology, philosophy and education, and a PhD from Duke University in American literature and culture. He has lived in DC since he began teaching at Georgetown University in 1986 where he is currently Professor Emeritus.


No registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to all those subscribed to the OLLI newsletter the morning of the talk.