Join us in learning more about White House History right from your own home. Our Facebook Live series, White House History Live, delves into the stories that make up the history of the Executive Mansion.
Throughout four hundred years, Washington, D.C. has undergone massive transformations. Starting as a sparsely populated plantation society that grew to be a center of the slave trade, the nation’s seat of government developed into a diverse metropolis over time, eventually becoming the nation’s first majority Black city. Historians Derek Musgrove and Chris Myers Asch will discuss their book, Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital and detail the tensions between race and democracy and the impacts on slavery, segregation, civil rights, and gentrification in Washington, D.C.