From Hip-Hop to Michelle Obama to "The Help"

Marita GoldenThe theme for Black History Month 2012 is African American Women in History and Culture. The DC Public Library is hosting a panel discussion by award-winning novelist and essayist Marita Golden. She will moderate on historical and contemporary black female cultural and media images and mythology and their impact on African-American women, the African-American community and global perceptions of black women.

Golden will be joined in this discussion by culture critic and poet Abdul Ali, who has published his essays and commentaries widely, including on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" and the Washington City Paper.  Natalie Hopkinson is a former contributing editor of The Root magazine and teaches journalism at Georgetown University. She is the author, with Natalie Y. Moore, of Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Male Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.

This lecture will take place in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, on Tuesday, February 7, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information regarding this event, please call 202-727-1261.