C. R. Gibbs potrait

The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia

In honor of Black History Month, historian and author C. R. Gibbs will present his lecture "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia."  You are cordially invited to learn about the trap doors and hiding places, the conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" which passed through Washington, DC. 

Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities

Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students.  (Rescheduled from May 11, 2016)
These first-class commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1995 by the U.S. Postal Service.

Frederick Douglass/ Harriet Tubman: Parallel Lives From the Eastern Shore

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Frederick Douglass worked by day under the sun and Harriet Tubman worked by night under the stars.      
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.