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Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Collection of Gospel Sheet Music

Gospel Music in American History

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
For our final celebration of Black History Month, we will explore the gospel music tradition, a striking influence on American popular music and this nation's history. The event will feature musical guests La Bella Voce Ensemble, The Metropolitan AME of Washington Choir the First Baptist Church of Randolph Gospel Choir, and the go-go based gospel ensemble, 24/7.
Marian Anderson concert at the Lincoln Memorial

Inspiring the Me I Want to Be: Marian Anderson

Rosedale Library

1:30 p.m.
Teaching artist Tom Minter and DC Public Librarians will lead an interactive program for all ages about Marian Anderson, a renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination to be trained and perform in noted venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House. The audience will have many opportunities to sing along and participate.
FREED Reenactors

FREED Historical Reenactment

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, you are invited to travel back in time and experience the lives of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED), a historical group portraying freed women and men of the Civil War era who contributed to our history. This distinguished group will transport you with their mission to celebrate the accomplishments of the African American Civil War soldiers and the women who supported their fight freedom.
Painting by C.R. Wells of the Jackson Family Art Show

Celebrate Black History Month with the Jackson Family Art Show!

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

2 p.m.
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generation of greatness in art! Come to the Bellvue Library to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit, reception, and hands-on art demonstration and art show.  The Jackson Family Art Show will also visit: King Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.