civil rights


⭐ Freedom Summer Inspiring Young Voters Today (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden in a conversation with Maxim Thorne, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, on how a civil rights murder in 1964 has inspired a national movement of young people to vote and engage in civic life today. Nancy Thomas, Institute for Democracy […]


Meet Dr. Rita Colwell, Author of ‘A Lab of One’s Own’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for A Lab of One’s Own with Dr. Rita Colwell. Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between epidemics and the former head of the National Science Foundation. But when she first applied for a graduate fellowship in […]


Black Women and The Struggle for Human Rights (Occidental College) – VIRTUAL

About this Event Professor Keisha N. Blain—historian, author and president of the African American Intellectual History Society—is Occidental College’s 2021 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence. Blain, who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, will be in residence at Occidental February 23-25. An award-winning 20th-century historian who specializes in African […]


⭐ ‘Day of Remembrance’ FACEism: A Discussion of History and Accountability (National Museum of American History) – VIRTUAL

Event Information Day of Remembrance – FACEism: A Panel Discussion of History and Accountability About this Event February 19 is the Day of Remembrance, the annual recognition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent living mostly […]


⭐ Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

righ About this Event Join us for the launch of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, a comprehensive collection “that should be required reading in history and literature courses,” writes Kirkus. Edited by Dr. Michelle Commander, curator and associate director of the Lapidus Center, with a foreword by then Schomburg […]


The Man, The Movement, The Museum: A Look Into The Life of John Kinard (Smithsonian Anacostia Museum) – VIRTUAL

The Man, The Movement, The Museum: The Journey of John R. Kinard as the First African American Director of a Smithsonian Institution Museum The dramatic scope of John Kinard’s extraordinary life is richly detailed by his daughter, Dr. Joy G. Kinard. Dr. Kinard guides us to an appreciation of her […]


⭐ 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 County 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 […]


⭐ Meet Lawrence T. Brown, Author of ‘The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Lawrence T. Brown will be in conversation about his book, The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America. Presented in partnership with AARP Maryland and OSI-Baltimore Fellows Advisory Board. The world gasped in April 2015 as Baltimore erupted and Black Lives Matter activists, incensed by Freddie Gray’s brutal death in […]