black history


Art AfterWords – The Autobiography of Malcolm X (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The National Portrait Gallery and the Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about public remembrance and the history of Washington, D.C. Join us as we analyze a portrait of Malcolm X, and discuss the related book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley. We will be joined by […]


⭐ 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


⭐ 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 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 […]