Black Americans


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 […]


⭐ Juneteenth Talk with Deesha Philyaw, Author of ‘The Secret Lives of Church Ladies’ (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Celebrate Juneteenth and join us for an author talk with Deesha Philyaw, live on the Library’s Facebook page on Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Philyaw will be joined by local author Tyrese Coleman to discuss Philyaw’s book, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Their conversation will focus on the nine stories in Philyaw’s collection […]


Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with Its Historical Racial Trauma with Hannibal B. Johnson (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Hannibal B. Johnson, author of Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with Its Historical Racial Trauma, reflects on the events of the Tulsa Massacre, which took place 100 years ago, May 31-June 1, 1921, and how the historic and tragic events still reverberate today. A Q&A session to […]


⭐ Destroying Segregation: Meet Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray, Personal Attorney to Dr. MLK, Jr. & Rosa Parks (National Archives Foundation) – VIRTUAL

Destroying Segregation: The Personal Mission of Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray Your once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear directly from a Civil Rights icon! This is the final call to register for our program featuring Fred Gray, the personal attorney to both Martin Luther King Junior and Rosa Parks. Do you have questions […]


“American Founders” with Dr. Christina Proenza-Coles (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

“American Founders” reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the Americas from the 16th through the 20th century.   The book explores how Afro-Americans […]


Historically Speaking: In Remembrance of Greenwood/Tulsa Race Massacre (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

NMAAHC and Smithsonian Magazine convene to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. A panel discussion will explore the development of the city’s Greenwood District, the events which led to its Black residents being the target of racially motivated violence, as well as the aftermath that highlights the community’s resilience and regrowth. Panelists include […]


⭐ History of Black Power in D.C., 1961-1998 (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Please join George Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) and co-author of Chocolate City:  A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital for a discussion of his new website Black Power in Washington, D.C. 1961-1998. Based on his research for Chocolate City, Musgrove explores the history of Black Power […]


Meet Morgan Jerkins, Author of ‘This Will Be My Undoing’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Morgan Jerkins will be in conversation about her work. In this talk, Jerkins discusses her literary journey, culminating in the release of her newest work, Caul Baby. Morgan Jerkins is the author of Wandering in Strange Lands and the New York Times bestseller This Will Be My Undoing and a Senior Culture Editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated. Jerkins is a […]