Black History Month

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The Legacy of Harriet Tubman Featuring Cortenia Smith

The William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library presents a one-woman show that reveals the true spirit of a legendary former slave, abolitionist and hero who defined  courage and strength.  Drawn from the pages of history and passionately retold by actress extraordinaire, Ms. Cortenia Smith.  Singing will fill your spirit with passion and joy while allowing you to reflect on the history that has helped shape our today and tomorrow.  Mrs. Tubman tells a story of survival, endurance, and faith.  Play written by Mojo Gentry.
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Food for the Soul: A Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration

Chef Antonio Roberson of Langston Bar and Grille will show young adults how to prepare healthy cuisine, while discussing the life of John Mercer Langston, the restaurant's namesake, who was the first African-American elected to the U.S. Congress from the state of Virginia in 1890 and the great uncle of the legendary American poet, Langston Hughes.
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Black History Month Screening: Selma

Join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. for a free screening of the movie Selma in honor of Black History Month. Selma is the dramatic depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
C.R. Gibbs

African American History and Culture Lecture: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."

In celebration of African American History Month, noted historian and author, C.R. Gibbs presents an African American history and culture lecture, "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."   Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging discussion! The Takoma Park Library is located 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station.  For more information, call 202-576-7764.  
Birmingham Jail Players

Birmingham Jail Players Present

You are cordially invited to a performance by the Birmingham Jail Players in celebration of Black History Month.  We will be presenting readings by African Americans from the District of Columbia.  Please join us at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 pm. The same program will be offered at Palisades Library on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Birmingham Jail Players

Birmingham Jail Players Present

You are cordially invited to a performance by the Birmingham Jail Players in celebration of Black History Month.  We will be presenting readings by African Americans from the District of Columbia.  Please join us at Palisades Library on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. The same program will be offered at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Black Strugle

Black History Movie Mania

The Struggle Continues every Wednesday Morning during the month of February, as the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library presents films that showcase African American heritage.  All films will screen in the Children's reading room, which will be open to all adults during the showtimes of the film screening.
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African American Authors and Illustrators Story Time

Come to the Parklands-Turner Library for a Special Edition Black History Month Story Time - Wednesday, February 17th at 6 p.m.
Lost in the Stars: Photo by Karli Cadel, The Glimmerglass Festival

Lost in the Stars: an Evening with the Washington National Opera

In partnership with the Washington National Opera, DC Public Library presents a discussion of the upcoming Kennedy Center program, Lost in the Stars.

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