African Americans


‘Being Black in College’ Seminars: Various Dates/Times (ACCEPT) – VIRTUAL

  ACCEPT (a.k.a. Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today) is bringing Black high school students and their families a webinar series, Being Black in College, that is specifically curated to their needs and experiences. The four presentations will feature college admissions experts who will share their personal advice and perspectives. Each hour-long session […]


Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Between 1916 and 1970, six million black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. But while this event […]


Rosa Parks, In Her Own WordS (Library of Congress) – VIRTUAL

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. This webinar will provide insight into the life of Rosa […]


Performance and Q&A Re Fannie Lou Hamer (Maryland Humanities) – VIRTUAL

Description This summer, Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We highlight the unique story of each of these historic figures as they fought for their rights. This year’s series starts in the 1600s and continues through the modern […]


Emma Dabiri, Author of ‘Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture’ (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. This program is part of DUBLIN VOICES, a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Global Irish Studies. Emma Dabiri can tell you the first time she chemically straightened her hair. She […]


Mary Church Terrell: Performance and Q&A (Maryland Humanities) – VIRTUAL

Mary Church Terrell: Performance live stream and Q&A DescriptionThis summer, Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We highlight the unique story of each of these historic figures as they fought for their rights. This year’s series starts in […]


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 word-class research tools […]


The Violent Realities Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faced (Alexandria Library) – VIRTUAL

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of non violent protest. This sometimes distorts the violent realities he faced from white supremacy. Dr. Lopez Matthews, Librarian at Howard University Libraries and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Coppin State University Adjunct Professor in United States and African American History will […]