In honor of Dr. King's birthday, the DC Library's Birmingham Jail Players will read works by leaders, writers and activists who were inspired by Dr. King. Please join us at the Southwest Library on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
You are cordially invited to attend the Jan. 2016 Southwest book discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 30. Copies of this month's selection, Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, are available for checkout at the information desk.
“We Shall Overcome”
“I Have A Dream”
“If not you, then who? If not now, then when?”
Teens, it’s time for your voices to be heard. Join the library in creating protest buttons, signs and shirts as we bring the civil rights movement to the 21st century.
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.
This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr.