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Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ Tribute

12/28/2018 at 6:00 PM

Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ has been a staple of the African American community of D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood for 150 years, founded by free blacks and newly freed slaves. The church has served as a staging ground for the 1963 March on Washington, and a haven during the riots in 1968. It continued to serve the community until closing its doors in September, due to the influx of new residents to the region and rising cost of living, forcing out longtime residents. In this special performance arranged by Lincoln Temple’s Music Director, Maceo Kemp, and in partnership with Sandra Butler-Truesdale and the D.C. Legendary Musicians, the Kennedy Center celebrates and recognizes the contributions of the church to the D.C. community.

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