Sampson returns for Oct. 11 event at African-American History Museum


Sampson McCormick</strong. says D.C. will always be home. (Photo courtesy of McCormick)

Native Washingtonian Sampson McCormick is bummed the National Museum of African-American History & Culture wasn’t open before he left town to move to Los Angeles six years ago. He’s visited it several times since it opened two years ago.

“What I really love about it is they don’t just pick parts of it to include but we’re there in all our capacities, the 33-year-old, self-described old soul says. “Other museums may mention Bayard Rustin but they won’t mention that these were queer people of color. This museum really spells it out and I really like that.” 

Sampson, an established stand-up comedian, will headline an old-fashioned Harlem Renaissance Speak Easy event on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7…

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