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Why You Should Care About DC Statehood

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


If you’re paying attention in DC, signs of the statehood movement are all around you. Driving through town, you see license plates punctuated with “END TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.” Murals with “51ST” embossed across the diamond outline of the District loom large on brick buildings. T-shirts reading “DC STATEHOOD NOW” stand out in the crowd. But how would DC become a state, and what would statehood mean for District residents? Who’s working to make this dream of justice a reality?

Join the DC History Center and NEWorks Productions on Friday, July 21 for a screening of the award-winning, one-hour documentary “Becoming Douglass Commonwealth.” After the film, stick around for a one-time-only conversation with statehood advocates, moderated by the film’s producer and director, Nolan Williams Jr.


DC History Center
801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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