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Alma Thomas DC Heritage Tour

Created by DC Public Library on March 23rd 2021, 4:08:32 pm.

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The Alma Thomas DC Heritage Tour will introduce participants to sites around Washington, DC that are significant to the life and work of local artist and educator, Alma Woodsey Thomas. Thomas was born September 22nd, 1891, in Columbus, Georgia. In 1907, Thomas’ family packed up and moved to Washington, D.C. to escape the overwhelming racial violence happening in the South, settling in the Logan Circle neighborhood. After replanting her roots in D.C., Thomas dedicated her life to enriching the local community with her service as a teacher and artist. Thomas’ artwork, inspired by local D.C. sites and flora, has come has come to be regarded as some of the most significant work to come out of the Washington Color School movement. On this tour, you'll be able to visit sites that inspired Thomas' work, places significant to her personal history, and locations where you can view her work today.