Lecture

The Freedom to Read: Panel Discussion

Participate in a thoughtful conversation on censorship, access to information and challenges and bans on books and other materials in the Great Hall. Panelists are:

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner - 'The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg'

Join us for a lecture and screening by filmmaker Aviva Kempner. Kempner will lecture on the story of Hank Greenberg and screen special extra footage from her new special edition commemorative 2-disc DVD, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. The documentary was originally released in 2000 and is a Peabody Award-winning film.

Archaeology in the District: A Presentation by District Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli

City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli and her staff are responsible for the many archaeological sites in the District, including prehistoric and Native American sites. These sites contain remains of historical significance that contribute to our knowledge of the city’s cultural past. Come hear Dr.

The ASK RAYCEEN Show

The Ask Rayceen Show is a monthly outreach between the DC Public Library and the LGBT community, hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, with Turner Freeman.Every first Monday, in auditorium A-5.

At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington

In recogntion of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, join us for a panel discussion featuring Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber, Assistant Professor of History, University of the District of Columbia; Hari Jones, Assistant Director and Curator, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum; and Dr. Roger Davidson Jr., Assistant Professor of History, Coppin State University.

Bayard Rustin, the March on Washington and LGBT Community

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, come out to hear a lecture by Mandy Carter, founder of the National Black Justice Coalition and the national coordinator of the Bayard Rustin 2013 Commemoration Project.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Is It Relevant Today?

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, come out to hear a discussion about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, led by civil rights attorney Johnny Barnes and Howard University's Associate Professor of Political Science Michael E. Fauntroy.

A. Philip Randolph: The 1941 and 1963 March on Washington

In celebration of the March on Washington, join us for a thought-provoking lecture, "The Unfinished Task of Emancipation: A. Philip Randolph and the Marches on Washington, 1941 and 1963," by Dr.

The Ask Rayceen Show

The Ask Rayceen Show is a monthly meeting at the library with the LGBT community, hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis with Turner Freeman.Held every first Monday in Auditorium A-5.    

Bold Soul Sisters: Black Women Activists of the 19th and 20th Centuries

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, join us for a lecture by noted speaker, exhibitor of artifacts and historican C. R. Gibbs.His presentation will shed light on the overlooked role of black women in the fight for civil and social justice.

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