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

Library Takeout

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

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, 11 a.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.