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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Comics Code Authority

Heroes and Villains and Vampires: Censoring Comics from 1954-2011

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
In 1954, a group of publishers formed the Comics Code Authority (CCA) and began quietly censoring American comic books. Intended to shield children from violence and vulgarity, the Comics Code prohibited everything from depictions of nudity and supernatural creatures to the use of the words “terror” and “horror” in comic book titles. DC Comics and Archie Comics both published books with the Comics Code seal as late as 2011.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mapping Segregation

Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Great Hall of the MLK Library for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.