African Americans


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue – “Coming of Age in Mississippi” by Anne Moody The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and […]


⭐ Another Hidden Figure: Interview with David Miontague and Paige Bowers, Authors of ‘The Overnight Code’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

  Interview of David Montague and Paige Bowers on their memoir of Raye Montague, the first African-American woman to design ships for the US Navy. Raye Montague was a Hyattsville resident and David’s mother. Event details to be posted later. Check EVENT LINK for updates. About the Authors Paige Bowers is […]


An Introduction to African American Genealogy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you curious about finding out about your ancestors but don’t know where to begin? Does the cost of genealogy databases scare you away from joining millions of researchers in America’s most favorite hobby? Join us to learn the basics of American black-diasporic genealogy and take advantage of world-class research tools […]


⭐ True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join our conversation with Library of Virginia Exhibitions Coordinator Barbara Batson about her exhibit “True Sons of Freedom,” stories of Virginia’s African American soldiers who served during World War I. Barbara will share stories and pictures from the exhibit she curated, and present close-up portraits of two of the soldiers before, during, and after […]


A Change Is Gonna Come: How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

From 1940 to 1970, gospel, jazz, blues, and soul music underscored the Civil Rights Movement. Artists, activists, and radio DJs came together to write, perform, and promote music that reflected—and shaped—the events of the time and the ongoing fight for freedom. Music became a political weapon and unifying force, delivering […]


⭐ Brown Lecture Series: Candacy Taylor, Author of ‘Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Candacy Taylor will be in conversation about her book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in over 50 media outlets including the New Yorker and The Atlantic. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships […]


⭐ Meet Annette Gordon-Reed, Author of ‘On Juneteenth’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Annette Gordon-Reed will be in conversation with Lawrence Jackson about her new book, On Juneteenth. In ON JUNETEENTH, Gordon-Reed combines her own scholarship with a personal and intimate reflection of an overlooked holiday that has suddenly taken on new significance in a post-George Floyd world. As Gordon-Reed writes, “It is staggering that there is […]


Freedom Deferred & No Longer Denied: A Juneteenth Story (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – IN PERSON & VIRTUAL

Freedom Deferred & No Longer Denied: A Juneteenth Story WombWork Productions and Enoch Pratt Free Library invites you to join the Nu World Art Ensemble on a journey through the genesis of the Juneteenth holiday, the heroes and sheroes of emancipation during a war-torn 19th century United States, and the connections […]