The Wormleys: Free Black Washingtonians in the Civil War Era

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6 p.m.

Join us in the Great Hall as Donet D. Graves, Esq. brings forward the story of the Wormley family and their experiences as free blacks in Washington during the Civil War era. He will present the relatively unknown tale of how this family was deeply involved with the daily life of people of influence in the city at this time of strife, both locally and nationally.

His presentation is replete with anecdotes and images of the variety of experiences of this family as they dealt with racism, economic struggle, friendships with Unionists and Rebels, romance and the fight for freedom.