Lecture

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.
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. 
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer Reading

City History, City Heroes: Champions of Justice: The Battle to Smash Jim Crow in the Nation's Capital

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 ReadingThe Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin

City History, City Heroes: None But The Brave: The District's Black Doughboys in the Great 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.

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