Lecture

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)
Iron Maiden

‘Getting Medieval’: Torture and Truth in the Middle Ages

Torture—that most notorious aspect of medieval culture and society—has evolved into a dominant mythology, suggesting that the Middle Ages was a period during which sadistic torment was inflicted on citizens with impunity and without provocation: popular museums displaying such gruesome implements as the rack, the strappado, the gridiron, the wheel, and the Iron Maiden can be found in many modern European cities.
Amina Hassan

Dr. Amina Hassan discusses biography about Civil Rights Attorney Loren Miller

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an author talk and discussion with Amina Hassan, Ph.D. as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s -1960s, successfully arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court with co-counsel, Thurgood Marshall.

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