10th Street, NW closure

Due to utility work, the intersection of 10th Street and F Street is currently closed and inaccessible to vehicular traffic. The Atlantic Building parking garage can be accessed by turning north on 10th Street from E Street NW. Please use extreme caution when accessing the garage as the block serves 2-way traffic during this closure. Please allow for extra time to arrive at the museum and theatre.

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Learning and Writing from Poems and Songs of Enslaved People

This unit introduces students to a unique set of primary sources: poetry written by enslaved people living and working in the United States during the time of the Civil War. Students will practice analysis of poems and songs written about emancipation and freedom by enslaved and formerly enslaved people and will create and perform their own poetry or songs that connect to the content and/or personal connections to perseverance.

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