The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s

'The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s'

University of Maryland Professor and author Mary Helen Washington presents her new book, The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Black Studies Center.
Charles Bolden Jr

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs: Ways to Close the Under-representation Gap

African Americans, according to the July 2014 issue of the American Society for Engineering Education, earned only 2.4 percent of all bachelor degrees awarded in engineering and lag behind White Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.  In recognition of African American History Month, Charles F. Bolden Jr., administator of NASA, will provide a presentation on challenges and solutions to under-representation in STEM programs.
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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at two neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 8: "A Matter of Justice: Mass Incarceration and Its Effects on African American Families." Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Thursday, Feb. 11: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, DC."
Karl Racine

The State of U.S. Race Relations: Improved or Worsened?

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech as a part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speech sought an end to racial injustice in America and called for an integrated society. In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come out to to hear an enlightening presentation by the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, on the state of race relations in the United States.
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Georgia Avenue & The Civil War: The African American Story

Join historian, author, and lecturer Dr. C.R. Gibbs in the Black Studies Center, as he recounts the largely unknown story of the black presence on Georgia Avenue during the Civil War. He will also reveal stunning new information about the African American contributions to the battle at Fort Stevens.
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6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair

All D.C. schools - DCPS, Charter, & Non-publics - serving D.C. students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities are invited to bring their students to this two-day event to prepare for the future and prepare for a successful transition into employment, post-secondary education, and independence. Activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday include: Performing arts session with music and dance Explore artistic and creative ways to express your unique strengths, needs and goals Interactive scavenger hunt with exhibitors
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Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election. Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:

Lets Talk Photography!

Meet at the West End Interim Library for a seminar on Photographing Architecture and Architectural Details. After the talk, join the group for a two-hour photo walk and have fun taking photos of the architecture and architectural details. The seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon and the photo walk will be from noon until 2 p.m. Come for one or come for both!

West End Thanksgiving Party!

Come celebrate an early Thanksgiving with Whole Foods and a Thanksgiving movie! Enjoy some Thanksgiving food from Whole Foods, followed by a classic Thanksgiving movie.  

Panel Discussion 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

MODERATOR: Martin Austermuhle; Reporter, WAMU, 88.5 FM  PANELIST: Honorable Sterling Tucker; First Elected City Council Chairman in 1974  PANELIST: Dr. Michael Fauntroy; Professor of Political Science, Howard University  PANELIST: Nelson Rimensnyder; Former Staff for House Committee on the District of Columbia