Black History Month

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series

Noted lecturer, exhibitor of artifacts and historian C.R. Gibbs will discuss a number of topics on Africa and African American History and Culture in February:Feb. 4: "Tangled Web: Race, Urban Renewal and Gentrification in the Nation's Capitol."Feb. 11: "Let Your Motto Be Resistance: Great Slave Revolts."Feb. 25: "The African Origins of Christianity." 

Returning Citizens: Challenges and Opportunities

The District of Columbia is home to nearly 75,000 citizens returning from incarceration, many of whom are mothers and fathers.  What does it take to make a successful transition back to family life and the local community?

African American Women's Health

African American women face a number of major health risks.  For example, black women have higher rates of debilitating diseases such as cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS than those of other racial or ethnic groups.

Prince Among Slaves: The Film and Discussion

Over the course of four centuries, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade removed an estimated 12 million Africans from mostly West and Central Africa to the New World. Of this number, about 600,000 -- 5 percent -- were imported into the United States.

The Smithsonian Presents Mission: Preservation

In this Smithsonian Institution sponsored program, children will learn from primary resources about preserving family oral histories and objects. The history of segregation will be introduced through the story of Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey.

The Smithsonian Presents Mission: Preservation

In this Smithsonian Institution sponsored program, children will learn from primary resources about preserving family oral histories and objects. The history of segregation will be introduced through the story of Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey.

The Smithsonian Presents Mission: Preservation

In this Smithsonian Institution sponsored program, children will learn from primary resources about preserving family oral histories and objects. The history of segregation will be introduced through the story of Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey.

The Smithsonian Presents Mission: Preservation

In this Smithsonian Institution sponsored program, children will learn from primary resources about preserving family oral histories and objects. The history of segregation will be introduced through the story of Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey.

The Smithsonian Presents Mission: Preservation

In this Smithsonian Institution sponsored program, children will learn from primary resources about preserving family oral histories and objects. The history of segregation will be introduced through the story of Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey.

The Smithsonian Presents Mission: Preservation

In this Smithsonian Institution sponsored program, children will learn from primary resources about preserving family oral histories and objects. The history of segregation will be introduced through the story of Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey.

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