Walking Tour at the Jefferson Memorial

Dear Friends:

We hope some of you will join us tomorrow, Saturday, September 20, at the Jefferson Memorial (Tidal Basin side), 10 a.m., for our 2-hour walking tour, “The National Mall: What the Memorials Don’t Tell You.”    The tour, which is one of a series of Mall tours being developed by the nonprofit National Mall Conservancy, will be led by me, Judy Scott Feldman.  The tour is free.

We will explore American history in new ways through the memorials and the National Mall itself.   The theme is “I Have A Dream”: The Struggle For Freedom in America.   We will begin with Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence, move on to George Mason and the Bill of Rights, then FDR and the “Four Freedoms,” Lincoln and Emancipation and Gettysburg Address, and conclude at the inscription on the Lincoln Memorial steps marking the location of MLK’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.

This is the second “beta” test of this tour which, in coming weeks, will be further developed by students from a class at George Washington University in association with high school students from Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

This tour is one of the 80 walking/biking tours presented by Cultural Tourism DC’s WalkingTown, DC Fall Edition 2008 (Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21).  Click here and scroll down to read the full schedule.


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