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Highlights and Upcoming events

First Class
by Alison Stewart

To be discussed on Sunday, June 8th from  3 to 5 PM.

First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School Dunbar High School defied the odds and in the process changed America. In the first half of the twentieth century, Washington D.C’s Dunbar High was an academically elite public school, despite being racially segregated by law and existing at the mercy of racist congressmen who held the school’s purse strings. The school’s well-educated teachers developed generations of high-achieving African Americans, groundbreakers that included the first black member of a presidential cabinet, the first black graduate of the US Naval Academy and the legal mastermind behind school desegregation.

Please see the next books that will be discussed. All are welcome.


Josephine School Community Museum Information

The Museum is now open
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. until June 4, 2014
Sundays from 1pm to 3pm and by appointment.

The Josephine School Community Museum welcomes additions to our collection at any time. If you have something you would like to have housed at the Museum please give us a call.


Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month

Join the the Middle Potomac History Research Group at the Museum.