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A family’s hidden history is revealed after sale of their grand Georgetown estate

The Evermay estate in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington, D.C., was built in 1801 for Samuel Davidson.  Samuel Davidson provided the land for the construction of the White House.  The house was purchased by Ferdinand Lammot “Mot” Belin, the future US Ambassador to Poland in the 1930s and has been in the Belin family since.  […]

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African American history sites are plentiful in Washington

African American history sites are plentiful in Washington

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial is attracting all the fanfare this week. But just outside the spotlight, in Washington and its surroundings, there are dozens of houses, museums and other sites that reflect the history of African Americans in this capital city and the country. Some places boast a large historical footprint, such […]

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