TITLE: The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Community in Washington DC
SPEAKER: Peggy Fleming
EVENT DATE: 03/18/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 47 minutes
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Ethnographic photographer Peggy Fleming spent three years photographing and interviewing the members of Washington's Capital Pool Checkers Club. Her resulting study, "Crown Me!" (2010), documents more than an interesting recreational club: it highlights a special place in the urban landscape where a group of men come together to share their personal memories, recall the history of their beloved city and create community. Fleming is joined by Georgetown University historian Maurice Jackson and several club members for this talk and discussion.
Speaker Biography: Peggy Fleming is a photographer who is currently in the M.A. documentary film program at American University. For three years, she photographed and interviewed the men in the Capital Pool Checkers Club. "At 9th & S" is a ten-minute award-winning video she produced of the club.
SERIES: Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series