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  • An April 15 slide lecture by GarySchiff, a professor of history and cantor for Chestertown’s Havurah, will chronicle the history of the Dutch Jews from the golden age of the 1600s to the horrors of the Holocaust.
  • WC’s Adam Goodheart has penned a poignant cover story for the April issue of National Geographic, merging the sad history of how Americans mourned Lincoln’s death with diverse views about his legacy today. On April 13 he will join another historian for an on-stage conversation about how the nation mourned Lincoln’s death 150 years ago.
  • When Tom Wheeler visits Washington College on Thursday, April 2, he will offer a historian’s view of the digital revolution and a policy maker’s perspective on how to ensure America’s broadband networks remain open, fair and fast. He speaks at 5:30 in Hynson Lounge.
  • In residence as the 2015 Douglass Wallop Fellow, playwright Sheri Wilner will talk about how real-world news can inspire compelling theatre. Case in point: her acclaimed Kingdom City. She hosts public events March 31 and April 2.
  • The all-black cast also includes Ethel Waters and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, with music from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. The screening, introduced by retired professor Jason Rubin, is March 28 at 3 p.m.