Lecture: View of 1968 Riots from Capitol Hill

Overbeck Lecture Looks at Events from Neighborhood

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The Washington riots of 1968 had a devastating impact throughout the city and on Capitol Hill’s Eighth 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 recently published 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.

The lecture takes place 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). Admission is free but reservations are required due to limited seating.

To register, visit the Hill Center website or call 202-549-4172.

Seating will begin at 7:00 p.m. for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15.

Overbeck lectures are supported by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.