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Connections and Conversations, A Tale of Two Navy Yards: Washington D.C. and Boston

Presented by National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior at Boston NHP, Charlestown MA

Feb 24 2021
Connections and Conversations, A Tale of Two Navy Yards: Washington D.C. and Boston

Times of war create opportunities, but disadvantaged communities are constrained for realizing them. Compare the experiences of workers in two Navy Yards: Washington D.C. during the Civil War and World War II in Boston.

Connections and Conversations, A Tale of Two Navy Yards: Washington D.C. and Boston

Presenters: Chandra Manning, Georgetown University and Polly Kienle, National Parks of Boston

Times of war disrupt and create opportunities, but not evenly.  Disadvantaged communities are constrained from realizing them.  Compare the experiences of workers in two Navy Yards: Washington D.C. during the Civil War and Boston during World War II.

Civil War Washington had all the chaos of a boom town.  Enslaved

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission. No ticket required.

Contact: 617-242-5601

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Twice per month the National Parks of Boston presents Connections and Conversations. Explore local history from home and away.  Compare stories across time, distance and perspective.  Exchange ideas and ask questions of park rangers and public historians.

Each program will include two presentations, followed by ample time for questions and answers with both presenters. Connections and Conversations will take place the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (eastern time) live via WebEx.

LOCATION

Boston NHP

Charlestown Navy Yard, 21 Second Ave, Charlestown, MA 02129

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