Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Washington Riots of 1968: The View from Capitol Hill – Overbeck Lecture

Posted on October 24th, 2018

Capitol Hill History will present at Overbeck Lecture, The Washington Riots of 1968: The View from Capitol Hill, on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave.

The Washington riots of 1968 had a devastating impact throughout the city, on Capitol Hill, and especially on the H Street NE commercial corridor, where the legacy of destruction could be seen for decades.  J. Samuel Walker, author of the recent book Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968, will present his analysis of the causes and course of this dramatic event in our neighborhood. Walker is a historian who has written on a wide range of subjects from the growth of atomic energy to college basketball in America.

Admission is free, but a reservation is required due to limited seating. To register, go to or call 202-549-4172. We suggest that all guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the event. Seating will begin at 7 pm for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15 pm. If you hold a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please let us know at: