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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past and present. Through educational programs, scholarship and public outreach, and a special focus on written history, the Starr Center seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large.

Starr Center Stories

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    Carter, the Fall 2016 Patrick Henry Fellow, is writing a biography of Franklin Kameny, the fascinating but little known leader who helped launch LGBT activism in America in the 1960s and 1970s. His talk shed...

  • As the Starr Center’s 2016 Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Fellow, Georgetown University Professor Gretchen Henderson has been sifting through lives and afterlives to unearth the meaning and the music of The Bondwoman’s Narrative.

  • In this four-part series sponsored by the Starr Center and the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, political experts and thinkers will address racial, generation, and religious changes in the electorate, the role of women voters, the role of the media, and the use and effects of political theater.

  • The Starr Center awards internship grants each year to undergraduates to work in leading cultural and historical institutions.