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Black History Month Lecture
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The C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal National Historical
Park will host a lecture by historian Dr. Josh Howard about two African
American Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps that existed along the C&O
Canal from 1938–1942. Located near Cabin John and Carderock, Md., the
camps were established as a part of the New Deal program and are a unique
lens to examine the African American experience in the CCC, as most of the
CCC’s history has been based on its white enrollees. Howard will present
his research as a part of Black History Month. After the lecture, guests are
invited to a free open house at Lockhouse 10 along Clara Barton Parkway for
guided tours by Howard and other C&O Canal Trust staff from 1:30-4:30 p.m.