DC Public Library presents author, and historian Anthony "Tony" Browder. Join us for the 2016 MLK Week signature event. Mr. Browder will deliver the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address. The lecture will take place in Great Hall of the library.
DC Public Library presents author, and historian Anthony "Tony" Browder. Join us for the 2016 MLK Week signature event. Mr. Browder will deliver the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address. The lecture will take place in the Special Collections Department on the 3rd Floor of the library.
Join us as Christian Addison discusses the history and legacy of his family. Christian is a seventh generation Washingtonian who descended from the Addison family of the Addison plantation in Washington, DC. It's the oldest plantation in the city and the Black Addison branch is the oldest family of record in the city. They helped found the first churches East of the Anacostia River including Allen Chapel and St. John’s C.M.E.
In the fall of 1989 as crack war violence turned dozens of DC neighborhoods into combat zones, Ruben Castaneda joined The Washington Post to work as a night police reporter. He raced to murder scenes and got to know street cops, detectives, gangsters, and hustlers. He also fed the pathology by buying large volumes of crack. During his first two years in DC, Ruben was an active crack addict who contributed to the pathology he was chronicling.
In honor of Black History Month, internationally noted lecturer, author and historian C.R. Gibbs will present "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia," a lecture in which he highlights the trapdoors, church basements, conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" that ran through Washington, DC.
Join DC Public Library in welcoming critically acclaimed journalist, poet, and activist Kevin Powel as he talks about his 12th book. The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood is a poignant memoir that takes readers on the transformative journey from his turbulent, impoverished youth in Jersey City, NJ to the accomplished man his has become today.
Books will be available courtesy of Politics & Prose Bookstore. Mr. Powell will sign copies following his talk. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.