The Peabody Room (3rd floor) presents Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNews.com, who will discusses how America’s first landscape architect made the U.S. Capitol’s grounds, gardens and veranda sing of democracy.
In honor of D.C. Emancipation Day, noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs will present a lecture entitled, DC Emancipation entitled, “Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia, 1790-1862. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
Author J. Michael Springmann will discuss his book and its exploration of conflict in Afghanistan, intelligence, and jihadist terrorism. Springmann is a retired U.S. Diplomat who has extensive knowledge of the Middle East. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
On April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.
The Law freed 3,100 slaves and reimbursed slaveholders. It also set the stage for festive rejoicing, as former bondsmen and their descendants celebrated Emancipation Day in the nation's capital through parades and other commemorative events since 1862.
On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.
The Law freed over 3,000 slaves and reimbursed slaveholders. It also set the stage for festive rejoicing, as former bondsmen and their descendants celebrated Emancipation Day in the nation's capital through parades and other commemorative events since 1862.
Please join us as former Assistant Provost for International Programs at Howard University Dr. Anita Nahal discusses African American Women and the Niagara Movement in the Black Studies Center (3rd floor room 316) at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in association with East City Art magazine, are happy to present “In The Artist’s Words”, the second of a two-program discussion series featuring local artists. This event features local artist Jay Coleman. He will be talking about his artistic vision, particularly about his mural "Mayor 4 Life", depicting the late Marion Barry. This program will be free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
We are a city as well as a country built on immigrants. From the earliest English settlers to the Irish in Swampoodle, from Latin Americans in Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights to Ethiopians in Shaw, Logan Circle and Petworth, Washington DC has been enriched by its immigrant citizens. Immigrants have built successful businesses, influenced music and culture, and broadened our educational environment. At the same time, however, waves of immigrants have challenged government, business and educational institutions to adapt to their needs.