Praising the Past
December 03 – December 16, 2020
- The Hidden Black History of the Electoral College
Direct presidential elections were considered and then dropped. If elections in the House of Representatives were to be based on population, enslaved Africans must be counted (even though they could not vote) so unless they could be counted in some way, perhaps indirectly, southern delegates would not sign off on the measure. .
November 5 – November 18, 2020
- The First Black Autos
The company persevered by constantly shifting its business model to fit the customers' ever-changing needs and by the late 1920s the company had evolved into a full service station: building, servicing, and repairing automobiles.
October 8 – October 21, 2020
September 10 – September 23, 2020
- The Plummers, 1815–Forward
Patriarch Adam was literate. He left a record of his dynamic life stories in a diary recording significant family events, money borrowed and repaid, and an inventory of his wife's cabin. Recovered from a relative's attic in 2001, his long–lost diary was donated to the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum.