C .R. Gibbs Lecture "On The Cutting Room Floor: The Images of the Black Woman in American Film."

This is a searing probe of the roots of the misrepresentation of black women in the greatest art form of the 20th century and how and why they still exist today.      

C.R. Gibbs Lecture " A Hard Road To Freedom: Maryland, the Civil War, African Americans, & Emancipation."

Although not widely known, the abolition of slavery in Maryland had nothing to do with the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn the Free State's unique route to freedom set against the backdrop of war in this presentation.    

C.R.Gibbs Lecture "KMT: The African Roots of Ancient Egypt's Glory."

How did Africa's greatest civilization become disconnected from its original founders? Who were those scholars who fought for the restoration and correction of the contributions of the world's first great nation state in the context of great African empires? Learn these things and more with historian and author C.R. Gibbs.
United State postage stamps issued (L-R) in 1963, 1998 and 1984.

Mrs. Roosevelt: Muse to Hillary

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Eleanor Roosevelt was the indispensable First Lady of the people who helped write the nation's story and the figure Hillary Clinton saw as her soul mate.  
Students posed in front of Military Road School

History of the Military Road School

Join us on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for an informative presentation on one of the District's first schools for the children of former slaves.
Pres. Lincoln at Fort Stevens 1864

Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens – The Story in Photos, Then and Now

Fort Stevens was the focus of the only Civil War battle in the nation’s capital and the only time a sitting President (Lincoln) has come under direct enemy fire.

Digital Estate Planning

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife? Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can create and protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email. Please bring devices or examples of digital assets you'd like to pass on.
"Old Yarrow" by James Alexander Simpson, oil on canvas, 1822.

Farewell Yarrow!

Join us as we bid "farewell" to the Peabody Room's 1822 portrait of Yarrow Mamout, which is being borrowed by the Smithsonian Institution for display at the National Portrait Gallery through 2019.  Brief presentations will be given by:
United States postage stamp issued in 2001 commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison

James Madison: Burning Down the (White) House

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how James Madison, author of the Constitution, was a brilliant political thinker but a bumbling president who let the British army burn down the President's House and the U. S. Capitol in 1814.   Location Peabody Room (3rd floor):  

Join us for our June Lecture series with Author C.R. Gibbs

On June 15th C. R. Gibbs will talk about The Secret History of Juneteenth.  If you miss this presentation you can join us again on June 29, 2016 where Mr. Gibbs will talk about The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families. Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program at DC Public Library? Check it out and Go for the Gold--Read!