Anacostia Community Museum Presents Film and Discussion: “What Happened 2 Chocolate City?”

By Editorial Team on January 21, 2019
Courtesy of Anacostia Community Museum.
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Event: Saturday, January 26 from 2pm to 4pm
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Washington, DC was the first majority-black city in America-which garnered it the nickname “Chocolate City.” The nickname stuck and was used by DC residents from all walks of life for many years until the city’s racial demographics changed.

Filmmaker, Mignotae Kebede’s critically acclaimed documentary, “What Happened 2 Chocolate City” examines how gentrification is changing Black communities as told through the lenses of three generations of Washingtonians. A panel discussion with the filmmaker and guests follows the screening.

This program is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Watch the trailer.

Register online or call 202.633.4844

Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.