Jefferson Morley - Snow Storm in August

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Then-Washington City’s August “snow storm” was the 1835 race riot that set fearful white mobs against free blacks after a confrontation between a slave armed with an ax and the woman who owned him. The alleged attacker was prosecuted by Francis Scott Key, who was the district attorney for eight years—and a staunch defender of slavery. As recounted by Morley, Washington editor of Salon and author of Our Man in Mexico, this little-known episode is a vivid story of race and justice.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
20008 Washington
Non Fiction
Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385533379
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Nan A. Talese - July 3rd, 2012

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