Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R.Gibbs will lecture on noted Pan-Africanist writer, historian, and professor Dr. John Henrik Clarke (born John Henry Clark) January 1,1915 to July 12,1998.
Dr. Clarke was a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s. He was a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and Sciences and recognized internationally as an authority on African and Afro-American history and culture.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a talk on the subject of political solidarity, presented by Dr. Terrence Johnson, Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Georgetown University.
For more information, call the Takoma Park (D.C.) Library, 202-576-7764.
Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy with a
conversation, reading, and book signing with Dr. Hrabowski.
During the program Dr. Hrabowski will read
excerpts from his new book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowerting Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement.
He will also recount his childhood in 1960’s Birmingham, Alabama, meeting Dr.King and his rise as a champion of STEM education.
Jamie Stiehm, Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses Lucretia Mott's journey to Washington, D.C. to speak out on slavery, the "peculiar institution."
Peabody Room (3rd floor)