Go-Go Concert, Obama Keepsakes Class Round Out Black History Month Celebration at DC Public Library

Black History Month Celebration at DC Public Library

Go-Go music is a form of musical expression indigenous to the African-American neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. The panel will be moderated by John Mercer, a member of the Go-Go band EU – known for its 1980s hit song “Da Butt.” Concert follows panel discussion.

The “Preserving Presidential Inaugural Memorabilia” class will teach participants how to preserve photos, newspapers, buttons, T-shirts, caps and other mementos collected during President Barack Obama’s historic Inauguration.

WHO:   John Mercer, William “Ju Ju” House, members of the Go-Go band EU (Experience Unlimited)
            High Quality Band, D.C.-based Go-Go band
            Derek Gray, archivist, D.C. Public Library
WHAT:  Panel to discuss origins of Go-Go music, Go-Go band performance
            Class on how to preserve Obama Inauguration keepsakes
WHEN: Saturday, February 28
            Obama Keepsakes Class, 2:00 p.m.
            Go-Go Panel and Concert, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
              901 G St. N.W.