From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter: Will America Ever Learn the Hard Lessons on Civil Rights?

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From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter: Will America Ever Learn the Hard Lessons on Civil Rights?

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7 p.m.

Diane McWhorter, in conversation with Diana Veiga.

Watch the conversation live on YouTube.

Cleveland Park resident Diane McWhorter is the author of "Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama—The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution," which received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. She has written about race, politics, and culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S.A Today, and many other publications. Her young-adult history of the civil rights movement, A Dream of Freedom, was published in 2004 and was on the “best books” lists of the American Library Association and the New York Public Library.

She has been an adjunct instructor of creative nonfiction at Columbia University and a board member of the Society of American Historians. She has lectured at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Wellesley, Alabama A&M, Washington and Lee, the University of Tennessee Law School, and elsewhere.
McWhorter was raised in Birmingham and educated at Wellesley College. She currently is writing a book about Wernher von Braun and the Third Reich missile pioneers who were brought to Alabama after the war and built the rocket that put the first man on the moon.

Diana Veiga is Civic Engagement Coordinator for the DC Public Library. She served as the Library’s representative on Mayor Bowser’s 2020 Census Complete Count Committee and worked on voter education programs with the DC Board of Elections. She streamed the documentary, "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote," followed by discussions led by representatives for DC Vote, People For the American Way, and the Fair Elections Center, and presented I, Too, Sing America: An Evening of Storytelling Celebrating Democracy.

Before joining the library in 2014, Diana worked for People for the American Way as Program Manager in the African-American Affairs Department. She has a BA in French from Spelman College and an MA in Public Communication from American University.

The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street.

A Know Your Neighborhood Series
The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar.

Add to Calendar 23-03-2021 19:00:00 23-03-2021 20:00:00 From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter: Will America Ever Learn the Hard Lessons on Civil Rights? Diane McWhorter, in conversation with Diana Veiga. Watch the conversation live on YouTube. Cleveland Park resident Diane McWhorter is the author of "Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama—The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution," which received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. She has written about race, politics, and culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S.A Today, and many other publications. Her young-adult history of the civil rights movement, A Dream of Freedom, was published in 2004 and was on the “best books” lists of the American Library Association and the New York Public Library. She has been an adjunct instructor of creative nonfiction at Columbia University and a board member of the Society of American Historians. She has lectured at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Wellesley, Alabama A&M, Washington and Lee, the University of Tennessee Law School, and elsewhere. McWhorter was raised in Birmingham and educated at Wellesley College. She currently is writing a book about Wernher von Braun and the Third Reich missile pioneers who were brought to Alabama after the war and built the rocket that put the first man on the moon. Diana Veiga is Civic Engagement Coordinator for the DC Public Library. She served as the Library’s representative on Mayor Bowser’s 2020 Census Complete Count Committee and worked on voter education programs with the DC Board of Elections. She streamed the documentary, "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote," followed by discussions led by representatives for DC Vote, People For the American Way, and the Fair Elections Center, and presented I, Too, Sing America: An Evening of Storytelling Celebrating Democracy. Before joining the library in 2014, Diana worked for People for the American Way as Program Manager in the African-American Affairs Department. She has a BA in French from Spelman College and an MA in Public Communication from American University. The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street. A Know Your Neighborhood Series The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar. false DD/MM/YYYY