Lecture

Kevin BeardDCPL Pride logo

Rise of An 'Empire': The Black Gay Man on Screen

The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation for an in-depth  analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
Old photo of life on the C&O CanalScene of a tunnel on the C&O CanalLogo of C&O Canal Trust

'The Grand Old Ditch'

Talk on the past, present, and future of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal by Judith Welles, Canal Trust board member and local history author, including historic highlights and photographs.
C.R. Gibbs

The Civil War Forts of Anacostia: Sentinels of Black Freedom

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an enlightening lecture on the forgotten story of Anacostia's Civil War forts with noted historian C.R. Gibbs.
Kevin BeardDCPL Pride logo

Rise of An 'Empire': The Black Gay Man on Screen

The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation for an in-depth  analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
Comics Code Authority

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

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.
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingEscape on the Pearl by Mary Kay Ricks

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingAfrican American Faces of the Civil War by Ronald Coddington

City History, City Heroes: African American Heroines of the Civil War

This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.
Every Hero has a StoryEscape on the Pearl by Mary Kay RicksDCPL Summer Reading

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingEscape on the Pearl by Mary Kay Ricks

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.
Every Hero has a StoryEscape on the Pearl by Mary Kay RicksDCPL Summer Reading

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs. This talk will highlight the District's role in the Underground Railroad. 

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