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Before the D.C. Statehood Movement degenerated into the Barry Machine, the crusade produced heroes. Foremost among them was Julius Hobson, who’ll be saluted and discussed today in “Julius Hobson: A City Success Story.” The program includes Marilyn Robinson’s 20-minute film about the home-rule advocate and recollections by his family and colleagues, including Councilmember Hilda Mason. Former Councilmember Betty Anne Kane will moderate an audience discussion. At 6 p.m. at the Historical Society of Washington, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. FREE. For reservations call (202) 785-2068. (MJ)