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Monday, January 27 2020

The Old Capitol (or “old brick Capitol“) was constructed in 1815 as a temporary meeting space for Congress after the British burned the U.S. Capitol in 1814. During the Civil War, the Old Capitol was repurposed as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war, spies, blockade runners, and Union army officials convicted of insubordination.

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Friday, January 10 2020

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is proud to open a new, temporary exhibition of more than 40 objects and graphics celebrating black films, filmmakers, and actors.

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