“Passing Strange” at USGS Reston

Wednesday June 2, 2010 7:00 PM
Title: Passing Strange
By Dr. Martha Sandweiss

Noted author Martha Sandweiss will share the amazing story of the secret life of Clarence King, the first USGS director. While he was well-known as a brilliant scientist and architect of the great surveys that mapped the West after the Civil War, he held a deep secret that was not revealed until decades later. Come hear this fascinating account of a man who by day socialized with the upper reaches of society and by night lived secretly as a black man. Not even his family knew his secret.

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