Black History in Lafayette Park

Decatur House Slave Quarters, LOC

Black History in Lafayette Park Walking Tour

When Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had a two-block long section of 16th Street, NW christened Black Lives Matter Plaza, she guaranteed that it would forever be connected to the history of American racial injustice and civil rights.  16th Street terminates at Lafayette Park, a seven-acre public space overlooking the White House.  African Americans have been making history here since the nation’s capital was founded; long before #BlackLivesMatter, Black lives were an influential, dynamic and forceful presence in Lafayette Park.  This walking tour will recount the stories of

Plus other Lafayette Park sites associated with the Black lives that constitute our collective history--the history of D.C. and the United States.

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Guides that may lead this tour: 
Portrait of Carolyn

CAROLYN attributes her devotion to walking tours to perambulations through her new hometown when she arrived to earn an M.F.A. in Acting from The Catholic University of America. She is the founder of Washington Walks.

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Available for private and group tour bookings - please email for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to fifteen (15) participants.

Available for private and group tour bookings.  Contact for a quote.

Walk departs from outside Farragut West Metro station's 17th Street entrance.
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