john henrik clarke

John Henrik Clarke: High Priest of Black History

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.
Dr King and Africa

Facing The Rising Sun: The Forgotten Story of Dr. King & Africa

Noted local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will lecture on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Best for ages 13 and older.
Terrence Johnson

Why Ethics?: Blacks, Jews and the Crisis of Political Solidarity in an Age of Terror

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.  
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Reflecting King: A Conversation and Book Signing with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy through conversation, reading, and book signing with Dr. Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Reflecting King: A conversation and book signing with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

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.    
Detail 1851 Daguerreotype by Marcus Aurelius Root, National Portrait Gallery.

Lucretia Mott: Speaking Quaker Truth to "Slave Power"

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)
base nation

Book Hill Talks: Base Nation Book Signing with David Vine

Anthropologist David Vine of American University, author of Base Nation : How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, will be on hand to discuss the complex socioeconomic and geopolitical issues surrounding the establishment and maintenance of United States military bases abroad. 
NSO In Your Neighborhood

NSO In Your Neighborhood: Promoting the Orchestra in the 21st Century

NSO musician Jennifer Mondie (viola) joins a panel of local arts professionals to discuss creative techniques, setbacks and success stories on Promoting the Orchestra in the 21st Century. Panelists include: Jennifer Mondie (NSO Violist and Orchestra Committee Chair)  Gregory Hughes (Social Media Manager, Kennedy Center)  Victoria Gau (Conductor and Artistic Director, Capital City Symphony) Michael Bracy (Co-Founder, Future of Music Coalition)