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picture from DC emancipation reenactment

An Evening of Poetry and Discussion

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.  The Law freed over 3,000 slaves and reimbursed slaveholders.  It also set the stage for festive rejoicing, as former bondsmen and their descendants celebrated Emancipation Day in the nation's capital through parades and other commemorative events since 1862.  
Women's History Month African American Women

African American Women in the Niagara Movement

Please join us as former Assistant Provost for International Programs at Howard University Dr. Anita Nahal discusses African American Women and the Niagara Movement in the Black Studies Center (3rd floor room 316) at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library.   
Mayor 4 Life Painting

In The Artist's Words

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in association with East City Art magazine, are happy to present “In The Artist’s Words”, the second of a two-program discussion series featuring local artists. This event features local artist Jay Coleman. He will be talking about his artistic vision, particularly about his mural "Mayor 4 Life", depicting the late Marion Barry. This program will be free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
Border Patrol

District of Change: Immigrants Wanted?

We are a city as well as a country built on immigrants. From the earliest English settlers to the Irish in Swampoodle, from Latin Americans in Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights to Ethiopians in Shaw, Logan Circle and Petworth, Washington DC has been enriched by its immigrant citizens. Immigrants have built successful businesses, influenced music and culture, and broadened our educational environment.  At the same time, however, waves of immigrants have challenged government, business and educational institutions to adapt to their needs.
First edition (1962) "Silent Spring" next to U.S. postage stamp honoring Rachel Carson issued in 1981.

Rachel Carson: Bringer of Silent Spring

Peabody Room History Talk (3rd floor) Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist to usnews.com, discusses how Rachel Carson authored a brilliant polemic in 1962 that launched a major social movement, but she knew her time was short.
The Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Author Talk: The Art of Grace

Join author Sarah L. Kaufman for her author talk on The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life.
Dorothy Height and others receiving honorary doctorates during commencement ceremonies at Harvard University.

Dorothy I. Height: Living With Purpose

Invited guests will lead a discussion about the life, leadership and legacy of Dorothy I. Height. The discussion is inspired by Ms. Height's book entitled Living with Purpose : An Activist's Guide to Listening, Learning and Leading.  
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Book Hill Talks: The Hands of Peace Book Signing

Local author Marione Ingram will be on hand to discuss her widely acclaimed book, The Hands of Peace, the story of her eyewitness accounts of Holocaust Germany and Jim Crow United States.   
First edition (1962) "Silent Spring" next to U.S. postage stamp honoring Rachel Carson issued in 1981.

"Rachel Carson: Bringer of Silent Spring"

Peabody Room History Talk (3rd floor) Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist to usnews.com, discusses how Rachel Carson authored a brilliant polemic in 1962 that launched a major social movement, but she knew her time was short.
Rik Freeman Painting

In The Artist's Words

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in association with East City Art magazine, are happy to present “In The Artist’s Words”, a two-program discussion series featuring local artists. The first of these features Rik Freeman, who will be speaking about his recent experiences as an artist in Brazil, as well as his series of works about early Blues music. Mr. Freeman has been a professional artist for over 25 years, and maintains his studio here in Washington, DC. This discussion is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!

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