Black Americans


⭐ Meet Anna Malaika Tubbs, Author of ‘The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

      Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin’s son James (James Baldwin), about Alberta King’s son Martin Luther (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and Louise Little’s son Malcolm (Malcolm X). But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential […]


A Seat At The Table: Prison Reform and Restorative Justice (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) – VIRTUAL

  NMAAHC’s signature program A Seat at the Table will be returning on our virtual platform in 2021, please mark your calendars. The museum will host a thought-provoking conversation of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Julianne Malveaux will moderate a discussion among journalists and media producer Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, activist, author, Atlantic […]


⭐ The Three Reported Lynchings in Montgomery County (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck, John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph. Researcher Sarah Hedlund presents comprehensive narratives on these three cases. There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck and John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Sidney Randolph in 1896. The […]


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture Featuring Eddie Glaude (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture featuring Eddie Glaude. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. In the story of [Author James] Baldwin’s crucible, Glaude suggests, we can find hope and guidance through our own after times, this Trumpian era of shattered promises and white […]


Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Celebrating Julian Bond’s — Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement – with Jeanne Theoharis, Pam Horowitz and Vann R. Newkirk II This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Join us as we celebrate Julian Bond’s TIME TO TEACH with […]


The Academy Stories/Admissions with Ellen Ann Fentress and Neely Tucker (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Writer-filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress has spent the last decade capturing ways that the South’s racial past affects in its present. Her current project The Academy Stories/Admissions publishes first-person accounts from students who took part of–or ran away from– school integration since its 1970 start in the South. The essays, collected […]


A History of Disinvestment On Chicago’s West Side (ProPublica) – VIRTUAL

Known as “The Heart of the West Side,” Chicago’s Madison Street once thrived as a commercial corridor lined with businesses from downtown to the city’s western limits. But today, Madison Street and the East Garfield Park neighborhood are filled with empty lots and vacant storefronts — the devastating consequences of […]


⭐ Social Justice Author Talk With Dr. Ida Jones (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Ida Jones, author, archivist, and historian, about local advocate and first African American woman elected to Baltimore City Council, Victorine Q. Adams.     Meet the author Dr. Ida Jones and learn about the subject of her newest book, Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine […]