Neighborhood Library

Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:30 pm

Hear some of the songs that inspired the Civil Rights Movement sung by Ms. Valerie Harris-Gregory.  Ms. Gregory is a lyric soprano, who has been singing in the Washington metro area for many years. Ages: 5 and up For additional information, please contact Yvonne Harris at 202-645-4532.
the film Suppressed

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm

Suppressed: The Flight to Vote uses personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint a picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election. The issues Georgians faced in 2020 may still pose a threat in the upcoming 2020 national elections. This film exposes how the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America. You are invited to the screening of this classic film. For additional information, please contact Daniel Akunwafor, 202-645-4532.
Selma, Lord,Selma

Movie and Discussion: Selma, Lord, Selma

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:00 pm

This inspiring movie set in 1965, Selma, Alabama, tells the story of a young school girl during the turbulent early days of the right-to-vote movement. She was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to resist the degradation that her fellow African Americans were suffering.   See the movie, then join in the discussion. Remember to bring your own snacks. Ages: 5 and up For additional information, please contact Yvonne Harris at 202645-4532.