City Paper is not for tourists
Turns out history’s most disappointing Washington Bullet/Wizard not named Kwame Brown is something of a historian himself: Chris Webber collects African-American artifacts.
And apparently Webber doesn’t carry the selfishness he ALWAYS displayed on the court here when he’s off it. Webber has loaned two pieces from his collection to Decatur House for an exhibition titled “The Half Had Not Been Told Me: African Americans on Lafayette Square(1795-1965).”
The items are: a letter Frederick Douglass signed on “United States Marshal’s Office” stationary and something called a carte-de-visite from Douglass from 1870.
Starting today, CWebb’s FDoug wares, and the rest of the exhibit, will be available for viewing Mondays through Saturdays, 10am to 5pm and Sundays, noon to 4pm, through March 1, 2009.
Don’t wait long. If Webber’s artifacts are anything like their owner, they’ll become very hard to find as the end of the exhibit nears.