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A. Peter Bailey

A. Peter Bailey returns to the Black Studies Center!

Personal Reflections of Dr. King as remembered by a Malcolmite

Please join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a dynamic discussion on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Mr. A. Peter Bailey, journalist and self-described, Malcomite. Bailey, a personal associate of Malcolm X and the author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher: A Memoir promises to bring a radical perspective to a familiar topic. A veteran journalist and participant in the civil rights movement, Bailey was also present at the March on Washington in 1963. 

'Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington'

An author talk with Mike Canning

On Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m., author Mike Canning will present his research on the long history of Washington, D.C. in the movies, for the benefit and entertainment of fans of local history, politics, and the cinema alike. 

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Careers in Comics!

Panel discussion and portfolio review with local artists and writers

Want to make comic books for a living? Have your stuff reviewed by pros in the field? Come meet working writers, artists, and more on Saturday, April 11! Guests include: Shannon Gallant, illustrator for Marvel and Dreamworks


Children's Book Illustrator Joe Cepeda at Petworth Library

Developing Creativity in Young Children

On April 2 at 4 p.m., Joe Cepeda, illustrator of beloved books Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Big Bushy Mustache by Gary Soto and