The Evening Star: the Rise and Fall of a Great American Newsaper, November 9, 2019

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Sat, November 9, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

The Evening Star author talk with Faye Haskins

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The Washington Evening Star was among the top ten newspapers in the country, starting before the Civil War and ending its run during the Reagan presidency. Learn about what went on behind the scenes of this historic paper from Faye Haskins, former Archivist and Photo Librarian at DC Public Library Special Collections. Haskins' book, The Evening Star: the Rise and Fall of a Great American Newsaper, includes insight on the editorial decisions behind the coverage, including controversial decisions on race relations, DC politics, and 129 years of national politics.

This talk will be held in the Peabody Room on the top floor of the Georgetown Library.