FREE EVENT: Enslaved at the Georgetown Hotel: Three Generations of the Clarke Family
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FREE EVENT: Enslaved at the Georgetown Hotel: Three Generations of the Clarke Family

The City Tavern of Georgetown, constructed in 1796, is one of the oldest Federal style buildings in D.C. The historic site is still in operation at 3206 M St, NW, now functioning as a private club. Our speaker, Yvette LaGonterie, will tell the story of three generations of the Clarke family who were enslaved there by one of the tavern’s owners, Eleanor Lang.

6/10/2020
When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: The Comfort of Your Home
United States
Contact: Chris Bauer


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Yvette LaGonterie pursues her interest in African-American history and genealogy by undertaking research on behalf of her extended family, connecting them with their history in DC. She has presented her research at the City Tavern Club and is a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Yvette is a cousin of Guild member Lynette Clarke.

Yvette is retired from a 37-year federal government career where she held senior positions in immigration policy and operations, international affairs, and homeland security. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications with a minor in African American History, and a Master’s degree in public administration. 

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Attendees who register by the deadline and attend the entire presentation will earn 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEU).