Civil War


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 […]


⭐ 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 […]


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 […]


Women Against Slavery: Then and Now (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Women abolitionists have always faced opposition, but they have persevered. The author will highlight the valiant work of several women abolitionists past and present. Janet Willen is co-author with Marjorie Gann of Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery and Five Thousand Years of Slavery, both published by Tundra Books. Speak a Word for […]


⭐ Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and Washington DC (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

James H. Johnston from Montgomery History discusses how slavery in the Washington D.C. area evolved differently from other areas, due to the crops being grown, and the diverse nature of Washington. Slavery in the Washington area was different. It began the same – in the late 1600s – but it […]


Historically Speaking: Four Hundred Souls – A Conversation With Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

  Renowned scholars Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire have assembled 90 extraordinary writers to document the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Entitled Four Hundred Souls, each contributor writes about a five-year period of 400 years of […]


I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Join journalist Chris Lombardi as she discusses her book, I AIN’T MARCHING ANYMORE with Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr. on P&P Live! A sweeping history of the passionate men and women in uniform who have bravely and courageously […]


Meet William G. Thomas III, Author of ‘A Question of Freedom’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Historian William G. Thomas III discusses his new book “A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.” William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. He […]