Black Americans


⭐ Historically Speaking: Buses Are A Comin’: A Conversation With Freedom Rider Charles Person (Smithsonian African American History & Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

Buses Are a Comin’ provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person, the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, whose social justice colleagues include: Congressman John Lewis, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes. Charles Person’s story provides a roadmap from […]


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue ‘The Mis-Education of the Negro’ By Carter Woodson (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. Watch event HERE at […]


The Black Arts Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Ar PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Galvanized by the post-World War II decolonization of African nations and the civil rights, black power, anti-war, and feminist and womanist movements, African-descendant cultural producers in the United States began overtly repudiating a European aesthetic and claiming a Black aesthetic that emerged from the lived experience of […]


⭐ The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (PBS) – TELEVISION PROGRAM

HOW A HORRIFIC INCIDENT OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BECAME A POWERFUL CATALYST FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Film Description In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief […]


Power of Storytelling, Roots of Resistance (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Diane Macklin explores the role of folktales as a means of resistance and liberation from the day African peoples stepped upon the shores of the Americas. The Br’er Rabbit and High John stories were told between adults, not as simplistic tales to entertain children. Through narrative, she will introduce the […]


Meet Don Lemon, CNN Anchor & Author of ‘This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE America’s sole Black primetime news anchor, Don Lemon has hosted CNN Tonight since 2014. Before joining the respected cable network in 2006, he worked for NBC News and MSNBC, and earlier in his career as a reporter and anchor in Birmingham, Philadelphia, and Chicago, among other places. The recipient of […]


⭐ Why It Matters: Reckoning with Race. Equity. Allyship. (Baltimore County Public Library & Maryland Humanities) – VIRTUAL

Maryland Humanities presents authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal as they discuss their best-selling book, ‘I’m Not Dying with You Tonight‘, inspired by the death of Baltimorean Freddie Gray. In their conversation, they touch on some of today’s most pressing topics — the recent resurgence of our country’s reckoning with […]


Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Seth Kibel uses video clips and recordings to trace Ella Fitzgerald’s rise from teen star to jazz royalty with her legendary “Songbook” recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration […]