The William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library presents a one-woman show that reveals the true spirit of a legendary former slave, abolitionist and hero who defined courage and strength. Drawn from the pages of history and passionately retold by actress extraordinaire, Ms. Cortenia Smith. Singing will fill your spirit with passion and joy while allowing you to reflect on the history that has helped shape our today and tomorrow. Mrs. Tubman tells a story of survival, endurance, and faith.
Play written by Mojo Gentry.
Chef Antonio Roberson of Langston Bar and Grille will show young adults how to prepare healthy cuisine, while discussing the life of John Mercer Langston, the restaurant's namesake, who was the first African-American elected to the U.S. Congress from the state of Virginia in 1890 and the great uncle of the legendary American poet, Langston Hughes.
Join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. for a free screening of the movie Selma in honor of Black History Month.
Selma is the dramatic depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
In celebration of African American History Month, noted historian and author, C.R. Gibbs presents an African American history and culture lecture, "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C." Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging discussion!
The Takoma Park Library is located 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station. For more information, call 202-576-7764.
The Struggle Continues every Wednesday Morning during the month of February, as the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library presents films that showcase African American heritage.
All films will screen in the Children's reading room, which will be open to all adults during the showtimes of the film screening.
Three fun Black History Events for TeensA Movie & Popcorn: "Slavery by Another Name" challenges one of American’s most cherished ideals: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. This film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested,and forced to work without pay. Feb. 12 @ 2pm