How did DC get its Shape? with Mark Stein
Friday, November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How did DC get its half-square shape? Why are its border lines where they? The boundaries of the District of Columbia are remnants of racial and economic conflicts that divided the nation at its founding…and have continued right up to today. But the location of DC’s borders are also lines of democracy’s enduring strength: compromise.
Mark Stein is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, How the States Got Their Shapes, which became the basis for the History Channel series by the same name. In addition to several other non-fiction books, he wrote the screenplay for the Steve Martin/Goldie Hawn film, Housesitter, and stage plays that have been produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and elsewhere. More details at https://www.marksteinauthor.com/