A Black man with short hair smile and looks past the camera. He wears a suit, although only his head and neck are visible.
Photo by Bud Smith.

Capitol Strides: From the Civil War to Maynard Jackson

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Approximately 1 hour
Appropriate for ages 8 and up

Celebrate the world premiere of Pearl Cleage’s play, Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard, in this mile-long walking tour of Capitol Hill. Participants will be taken back in time to Capitol Square in the 1860s to meet Black civic leaders who worked for justice in the shadow of the Capitol Dome. Along the way, this program will reflect on questions about government and civics as relevant today as they were 160 years ago.

The tour will be facilitated by Ford’s Education Interpretive Resources Specialist, Blake Lindsey, accompanied by D.C. Tour Guide Rohulamin Quander and Educator Giani Clarkson.

Tickets are offered on a pay what you can basis. Proceeds will support future Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions.

Where to Meet: The tour will begin at the corner of East Capitol Street NE and First Street SE, near the Thomas Jefferson Library of Congress Building. A Ford’s Theatre staff member will be present to greet you.

Parking and Transportation: If you are arriving by car, the closest address is 10 First Street SE. Street parking is available around the corner on East Capitol Street. The closest WMATA Metro stations are Capitol South and Union Station.

The cast of the 2023 Ford’s Theatre world premiere production of Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard. Photo by Scott Suchman.

September 22, 2023 — October 15, 2023

Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard

Reflect on the past and present in Pearl Cleage’s evocative examination of the impact of Mayor Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first Black mayor.

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