Howard Theatre’s Crucial Role in the Community Before and After the 1968 Riots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Howard Theatre’s Crucial Role in the Community Before and After the 1968 Riots

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7 p.m.

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Author Dave Tevelin ("Death At The Howard"), featuring presentations by Sandra Butler-Truesdale, chairperson; DC Legendary Musicians (“Honoring the Musicians Who Played at the Howard”); Derek Hyra, associate professor, American University ("Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City”); Greg Gaskins, guitarist (“Performing at Howard Theatre"), and Jimi Smooth, Musical Artist ("Backstage Memories of the Howard").
 
A special performance by Greg Gaskins and Jimi Smooth will follow the panel discussion.

This panel, adapted from the 44th Annual D.C. History Conference, Echo and Resonance: 1968, is presented in collaboration with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.



Photo: Jimi Smooth, Greg Gaskins, Blair Ruble, and Dave Tevelin at the 2017 Annual Conference on Washington D.C. History
Photo Credit: Bruce Guthrie, reproduced with permission of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Photo Credit: Postcard from Wes P. [Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 24, 218, from http://thehowardtheatre.com/assets/Post-card-from-Wes-P.-File3917.jpg