TITLE: Northwest Washington, D.C.: Tales from West of the Park
SPEAKER: Mark N. Ozer
EVENT DATE: 05/23/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes
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From the history of Georgetown College and American University to stories of runaway slaves seeking protection at Fort Reno, historian Mark N. Ozer charts the evolution of the storied neighborhoods of the nation's capital in "Northwest Washington, D.C.: Tales from West of the Park."
Speaker Biography: Mark N. Ozer is a former professor of neurology at the Georgetown University Medical School and is currently a study group leader at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University. There he has lectured extensively on the history of most of the great cities of the world. He has translated this interest in a series of books on Washington. The first, "Washington, DC: Politics and Place," was followed by "Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age," published in 2010.
SERIES: Books & Beyond