Overbeck Lecture: The Washington Riots of 1968 + the View from Capitol Hill
Monday, November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Washington riots of 1968 had a devastating impact throughout the city and on Capitol Hill’s Eighth Street SE and H Street NE commercial corridors, where the legacy of destruction could be seen for decades. On November 5, J. Samuel Walker, author of the recent book Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968 will present his analysis of the causes and course of this dramatic event in our neighborhood at the Overbeck History Lecture. Walker is a historian who has written on a wide range of subjects from the growth of atomic energy to college basketball in America.
Admission is free, but a reservation is required due to limited seating. We suggest that all guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the event. Seating will begin at 7:00 for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15. If you hold a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please let us know at: OverbeckLecture@CapitolHillHistory.org.
Sponsored by Capitol Hill Community Foundation