civil rights


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Library and Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights 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. This month’s selection commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month: “In […]


A Citizen’s Guide to The New York Times’ 1619 Project (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join historian Richard Bell as he discusses the 1619 Project and tests its central claims against the evidence of the historical record. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project. Published in 2019, The 1619 Project was […]


⭐ National Youth Summit on Gender Equity (Smithsonian American History Museum) – VIRTUAL

The National Youth Summit brings middle and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that have relevance to the nation’s present and future. Guided by history, the 2021 National Youth Summit will provide a platform for learners nationwide […]


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue – “Coming of Age in Mississippi” by Anne Moody The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and […]


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 […]


A Change Is Gonna Come: How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

From 1940 to 1970, gospel, jazz, blues, and soul music underscored the Civil Rights Movement. Artists, activists, and radio DJs came together to write, perform, and promote music that reflected—and shaped—the events of the time and the ongoing fight for freedom. Music became a political weapon and unifying force, delivering […]


Courageous Conversations About Race (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Courageous Conversations About Race Glenn E. Singleton, founder of Courageous Conversation, and Jarvis R. Givens of the Harvard Graduate School of Education discuss the state of racial justice in the United States, reflecting on the social movements of 2020 and 2021 and the path forward. About Glenn E. Singleton: Glenn […]


The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Prince Edward County, Virginia closed its public school system in 1959 in “massive resistance” to the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board decision of 1954. The editorial pages of the local family-owned newspaper, The Farmville Herald, led the fight to lock classrooms rather than integrate them. The school system […]