The Beloved Community: MLK and Activism in Washington, D.C.

Library Takeout

The Beloved Community: MLK and Activism in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, 2 p.m.

The nation’s capital has always been associated with civic activism, particularly during the tumultuous years of the civil rights movement. No single person stood out as much as a beacon of civil engagement and activism during that time than Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King’s concept of the “beloved community.” This would be a principle for all people to follow who were concerned about making positive changes regarding injustice, economic and social inequality.

Derek Gray, Archivist, DC Public Library, will give a presentation on King’s activism in Washington, D.C. including his social organizing efforts and speeches. This program is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, A Right To The City, and in partnership with DC Public Library.

Registration is requested. This talk will be held at Anacostia Community Museum located at 1901 Fort Place SE.