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111 Places in Black Culture Book Release Party

19 Jun — 19 Jun 2024

Join us at Ben’s Chili Bowl to help celebrate the launch of 111 Places in Black Culture That You Must Not Miss, the first book of it’s kind in the DMV area. The event is free and open to the public and tickets are not required for entry. Books will be available for sale. Meet the author and photographer and have yours signed! Free refreshments. Co-sponsor @111places.

About the Book

Whether you have visited Washington, DC several times or have been here all your life, 111 Places In Black Culture in Washington, DC That You Must Not Miss will give you some surprising new insights into the city.

You’ll learn about the largest attempted escape from slavery on record, the first Black millionaire, and the official dance of Washington, DC. This book sheds new light on some beloved businesses and introduces others that are sure to become favorites. It weaves its way through all four quadrants of the city to help locals and experienced travelers learn more, explore more, and do more. Experience a more inclusive look into the city with historical narratives that have often been overlooked or excluded.

About the Authors

Lauri Williamson is a licensed tour guide and entrepreneur. She grew up in New Jersey, moved to Washington to attend Howard University and fell in love with the city. She enjoys creating experiences that both educate and enlighten visitors to DC.

David Wardrick, Digital Storyteller, is a lifelong resident of the Washington, DC region, where he focuses on visual media production. He is an award-winning photographer and videographer with four decades of production experience. David’s work has been featured in USA Today, NASA-TV, multiple books, magazines, and across social media. He has a passion for the history of the nation’s capital.

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