C.R. Gibbs

African American History and Culture Lecture: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."

In celebration of African American History Month, noted historian and author, C.R. Gibbs presents an African American history and culture lecture, "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."   Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging discussion! The Takoma Park Library is located 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station.  For more information, call 202-576-7764.  
Lost in the Stars: Photo by Karli Cadel, The Glimmerglass Festival

Lost in the Stars: an Evening with the Washington National Opera

In partnership with the Washington National Opera, DC Public Library presents a discussion of the upcoming Kennedy Center program, Lost in the Stars.
Drawing that represents the human mind

Seminar on Matter, Consciousness, and Trauma

Recent gains to the understanding of matter, consciousness, and trauma are nothing short of astounding. William Marks, Ph.D. and Jeanine Hull will discuss trends and developments in the field of neuroscience over the course of five talks. Dr. Marks was a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University and at NIH's Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Ms. Hull, an attorney, researches trauma and conflict.  This discussion series is free. 
Shaw Junior High School

Saving Shaw School

Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.
C. R. Gibbs potrait

The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia

In honor of Black History Month, historian and author C. R. Gibbs will present his lecture "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia."  You are cordially invited to learn about the trap doors and hiding places, the conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" which passed through Washington, DC. 

Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities

Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students.  (Rescheduled from May 11, 2016)
These first-class commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1995 by the U.S. Postal Service.

Frederick Douglass/ Harriet Tubman: Parallel Lives From the Eastern Shore

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Frederick Douglass worked by day under the sun and Harriet Tubman worked by night under the stars.      
john henrik clarke

John Henrik Clarke: High Priest of Black History

Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R.Gibbs will lecture on noted Pan-Africanist writer, historian, and professor Dr. John Henrik Clarke (born John Henry Clark) January 1,1915 to July 12,1998. Dr. Clarke was a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s. He was a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and Sciences and recognized internationally as an authority on African and Afro-American history and culture.