Author Talk

Author Talk
Dr. Gina R. Prince

Dr. Gina R. Prince Author Talk

In her debut novel, Born into Sin Transformed into Destiny, Dr. Gina R. Prince shares how the death of her father, when she was just 5 years old, left her with abandonment and identity issues. She later turned to drugs and sex to fill the void. Finally, she tried God who was waiting for her with open arms.  
Choose Courage

Collaborative Author Talk with Ruth Schimel, PhD

Please join Ruth Schimel, Ph.D., in a thoughtful, beneficial conversation in which she’ll use her expertise and experience to help you access your courage.
Isabella The Warrior Queen

Author Talk: Kirsten Downey

Join author Kirsten Downey for her author talk on Isabella the Warrior Queen.  
Saffir book jacket

Barbara Saffir Author Talk

Join author Barbara Saffir for an afternoon filled with tips for exploring Washington, D.C. 

C .R. Gibbs Lecture "On The Cutting Room Floor: The Images of the Black Woman in American Film."

This is a searing probe of the roots of the misrepresentation of black women in the greatest art form of the 20th century and how and why they still exist today.      

C.R. Gibbs Lecture " A Hard Road To Freedom: Maryland, the Civil War, African Americans, & Emancipation."

Although not widely known, the abolition of slavery in Maryland had nothing to do with the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn the Free State's unique route to freedom set against the backdrop of war in this presentation.    

C.R.Gibbs Lecture "KMT: The African Roots of Ancient Egypt's Glory."

How did Africa's greatest civilization become disconnected from its original founders? Who were those scholars who fought for the restoration and correction of the contributions of the world's first great nation state in the context of great African empires? Learn these things and more with historian and author C.R. Gibbs.
United State postage stamps issued (L-R) in 1963, 1998 and 1984.

Mrs. Roosevelt: Muse to Hillary

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to, discusses how Eleanor Roosevelt was the indispensable First Lady of the people who helped write the nation's story and the figure Hillary Clinton saw as her soul mate.  
Students posed in front of Military Road School

History of the Military Road School

Join us on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for an informative presentation on one of the District's first schools for the children of former slaves.
"Old Yarrow" by James Alexander Simpson, oil on canvas, 1822.

Farewell Yarrow!

Join us as we bid "farewell" to the Peabody Room's 1822 portrait of Yarrow Mamout, which is being borrowed by the Smithsonian Institution for display at the National Portrait Gallery through 2019.  Brief presentations will be given by: