The Enslaved Members of the Ringgold-Carroll House in the 19th Century: New Research from Local Archives
2/20/2020 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Dr. Terry Walz is an independent scholar working in Washington DC. For many years he was executive director of the American Research Center in Egypt, a non-profit organization helping American scholars work in Egypt. He received his doctorate in African history from Boston University, and is the author of two books: Trade between Egypt and Bilad as-Sudan, 1700-1820, on the pre-modern trade between Egypt and its African neighbours to the south, and Race and Slavery in the Middle East, co-edited with Kenneth M. Cuno of the University of Illinois, dealing with new research on enslaved peoples in the Middle East in the 19th century.
More recently he was asked to work on the history of DACOR Bacon House leading up to the 200th anniversary in 2025. (This challenge was initiated by Smithsonian NMAAHC Associate Director Rex Ellis during an earlier Black History Month dinner program.) He has focused in the initial stages on the history of all the inhabitants of the house in the period from its construction in 1825 to 1895, when Mrs. Carroll, the second owner of the house, died.
Walz's talk will focus on the enslaved men and women in the house then known as the Ringgold-Carroll House during that period whose existence was scarcely known, much less appreciated, until recently.
This event, in honor of Black History Month, is co-hosted by ABAA, ACI, BPIA, DACOR and TLG.
Location: DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
1801 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006