SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

STUDENT EVENTS
Friday

10:00AM

CHAPEL SERVICE

FEATURING GUEST SPEAKERS

Reverend Jesse Jackson

Tony Chase '73

FRIDAY ALUMNI OPTIONS

Becoming Beloved Community

Martin Luther King applied the term “Beloved Community” to describe his global vision of a community rooted in love, justice, and dignity. This workshop focuses on telling the truth, proclaiming the dream, practicing the way of love, and repairing the breach in order to shape the school’s role in racial healing, reconciliation, and justice beyond the gates.

Hosts: Rev. Timothy Seamans and Rev. Betsy Gonzalez

Tour Virginia Theological Seminary and St. Cyprian's Labyrinth

 

Join a historical tour of VTS and St. Cyprian's Labyrinth led by members of the Virginia Theological Seminary. St. Cyprian's Labyrinth was completed in 2017 in honor of the African American Chapel, which was constructed in the early 1880s. The labyrinth is a meditative space and appropriate marker of those many African Americans not only worked on the grounds of VTS and EHS, but who also worshiped in that space.

Host: Christopher Pote, Seminary Archivist

11:00AM

VIDEO PRESENTATION

PANEL DISCUSSION

FEATURING GUEST PANELISTS

Reverend Jesse Jackson

Tony Chase '73

Moderator: James Blue '87

10:00am

12:00PM

SPECIAL LUNCH

1:00PM

WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS

EHS50 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Through small group conversations facilitated by classroom teachers and members of the Black Student Alliance, students will have the opportunity to learn from and network with African-American and Black alumni, who will share their unique perspectives gained through their experiences at EHS and from their lives beyond the gates.

2:00PM

RECEPTION FOR ALUMNI SPEAKERS, STUDENTS, GUESTS, AND BSA

Enjoy refreshments and conversation with the Black Student Alliance, guests, and other student organizations. Examine documents and photographs from the archives.

ALUMNI EVENTS
Friday

4:00PM

WORKSHOPS FOR ALUMNI

Participate in concurrent workshops and discussions related to the history of the school, the historic significance of integration, and creating inclusive community at Episcopal. Options Right

5:00PM

WORKSHOPS FOR ALUMNI

Participate in concurrent workshops and discussions related to the history of the school, the historic significance of integration, and creating inclusive community at Episcopal. Options Right

6:30PM

SPIRIT OF THE HIGH

SCHOOL DINNER

Spirit of The High School Dinner commemorating 50 years of integration, with remarks by Tony Chase '73 and a blessing by The Rev. Jesse Jackson. The seated dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Special video presentation and musical performance by student's performing arts group.

9:00PM

COMMUNITY BONFIRE

ALUMNI EVENTS
Saturday

10:00am

8:00AM

BREAKFAST & CONVERSATION

10:30AM

EVENTS FOR ALUMNI

Journey  to Washington, D.C. to examine the history of the city or visit the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Options Right

Episcopal's Southern Culture & The Civil Rights Movement

Hear from students and faculty regarding the research conducted in the school archives regarding the southern culture of Episcopal during the years of the Civil Rights Movement.​ Students examined school culture portrayed in The Chronicle and Whispers that revealed consistent discussions on campus regarding civil rights bolstered by visits from activists like Virginius Dabney '17, Hodding Carter, Armistead Boothe '24, and Sarah P. Boyle.

Hosts: Michael Reynolds and History of the South students

Voices of Integration at Episcopal

Learn about the research conducted by history faculty and students regarding the different voices of those who experienced integration in the past fifty years. The oral interviews and archives research offer a nuanced and complex picture of the process of integration and how the school was shaped by different generations of students and faculty.

Hosts: Caroline English and U.S. History students and alumni

Integration & The National Landscape: Roundtable Discussion 

Join notable scholars and historians in a discussion of the process of integration in southern Episcopal schools and the impact that process had on local communities. Discover how integration and segregation in cities like Washington, D.C.​ influenced the national political and physical landscape. 

Hosts: Wade Morris, Michelle Purdy, and Amber Wiley

SATURDAY ALUMNI OPTIONS

Breakfast and Conversation

Please join us for breakfast and conversation with the Black Student Alliance, Spectrum, and other student organizations in Stewart Student Center. Reflect on the conversations and ideas shared on Friday and discuss how Episcopal can continue to foster inclusive dialogue for the next fifty years. Continental breakfast will be served from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Hosts: The Office of Community & Equity & Student Organizations

U Street Corridor Excursion

Join Joel Sohn, Director of Community & Equity, on a walking tour of the U Street Corridor, a historically black neighborhood. ​Stops will include landmarks such as the Duke Ellington House, the historic jazz halls, Bus Boys & Poets, & Ben's Chili Bowl. Topics include the 1968 race riots, gentrification, and jazz. Meet the EHS Bus at Hoxton House @ 9:45 am. Tour to conclude at 11:30 am at Bus Boys & Poets.

Host: Joel Sohn, Director of Community & Equity

Pilot District Project at The National Building Museum

Learn how some of Washington, D.C.'s most well-known and powerful figures worked to create The Pilot District Project in order to improve community and police relations after the 1968 riots that were sparked by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Amber N. Wiley, Assistant Professor of Art History at Rutgers University, tells the story of this community policing program and how it engaged many of Washington's politicians and activists. This workshop includes a tour of the National Building Museum's exhibition Community Policing in the Nation's Capital: The Pilot District Project, 1968 - 1973.

Host: Amber N. Wiley, Rutgers University

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Explore the NMAAHC's ​cultural and historical exhibits. Free timed-passes available for 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm. Highly recommended stops in the museum are the history galleries, culture galleries, and award-winning Sweet Home Café. Transportation provided to the museum, but no return transportation provided.

Host: Self-Guided. 

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