G = Growth

The history of Georgetown is a tumultuous one. What began as a trade post on the Potomac for tobacco and Native American goods, eventually flourished into the wealthy college town that is known around the world today. Although never officially established as a city, Georgetown had its first mayor in 1790 and was consistently referred […]

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Commonplace 14

In season one of the popular animated TV show Bob’s Burgers, there was an episode that was focused on Capoeira (a traditional Brazilian dance style created by slaves to hide their martial arts training) titled “Sexy Dance Fighting.”  In the show, a teenage girl named Tina is introduced to Capoeira by her little siblings who believe […]

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Reading Analysis 6

In her article “His and Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” author Suzanne Tick writes about how today’s designers are changing fashion in the wake of a post-gender society. Clothing is becoming more androgynous – staple pieces like coats, shirts, and even some beauty lines are being made to appeal to both male and female customers. […]

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Reading Analysis 5

In his book City of Rhetoric, at the end of the ninth chapter, Fleming states “I hope the answers offered in this book can be of use as the twenty-first century unfolds” (210). These answers offered in the book respond to Fleming’s questions: “What lessons do we learn from our cities today?” and “Can they […]

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Commonplace 13

One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Dr. Charlotte on the ABC show “Private Practice” (a sub-par spin off of “Grey’s Anatomy”). On the show, Charlotte’s husband (who is also a doctor) was criticizing her for constantly striving to be her best self. In response, she says “I am too much woman […]

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Annotated Bibliography 9&10

9. Exhibit and Background Lesko, Kathleen Menzie. Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day. Georgetown University Press, 2016, http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt19x3h6j. Kathleen Menzie Lesko’s Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of “The Town of George” in […]

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Annotated Bibliography 7&8

7. Exhibit “Georgetown Losing DC Money.” Off Our Backs, vol. 17, no. 9, 1987, pp. 6–6., http://www.jstor.org.proxyau.wrlc.org/stable/25795870?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=georgetown&searchText=dc&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3Ffc%3Doff%26amp%3BQuery%3Dgeorgetown%2Bdc%26amp%3Bprq%3Dgeorgetown%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bhp%3D25%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bso%3Drel&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents. “Georgetown Losing DC Money” from Off Our Backs discusses a problem Georgetown University had back in 1987. The issue was that the university didn’t allow gay and lesbian groups on campus. Students who would like this opportunity sued […]

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Annotated Bibliography 5&6

5. Argument Fandos, Nicholas. “At 2 Georgetown Cemeteries, History in Black and White.”ProQuest Central, Oct 20, 2016, http://search.proquest.com.proxyau.wrlc.org/central/docview/1830607538/75479F516EF347F0PQ/1?accountid=8285. This New York Times article, “At 2 Georgetown Cemeteries, History in Black and White,” was recently written about Mount Zion, a run-down black cemetery in Georgetown. There was a push to restore it to look more like the […]

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Annotated Bibliography 3&4

3. Exhibit “News and Views: Georgetown University: A Mostly White Enclave in a Black City.” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, vol. 35, Spring 2002, pp. 54-57, http://www.jstor.org.proxyau.wrlc.org/stable/3133841?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=georgetown&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3Facc%3Don%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3BQuery%3Dgeorgetown%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents. In The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, “News and Views: Georgetown University: A mostly White Enclave in a Black City” talks about how there is a lack of African […]

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