social activism


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 […]


⭐ Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement Learn about African American women who were instrumental in shaping the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Discuss the contributions of activists such as Ruby Dee, Angela Davis, Daisy Bates, and Ruby Bridges. Enjoy listening to lesser […]


The Hit Parade: Music Focusing on Social Activism (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of Black History Month, Charles Sullivan presents The Hit Parade:  Music Focusing on Social Activism.  Listen to some of the biggest hits of the 20th Century made by African American artists and their social influence. A native of the state of Ohio, tenor Charles Kessler Sullivan received lamuch of his […]


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 […]


Ceasefire Conversation About Race and Activism In America (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Ceasefire Conversation: Daryl Davis & Kondwani Fidel Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. An intergenerational conversation about racism and activism in America between authors and activists Daryl Davis & Kondwani Fidel. Daryl Davis is an R & B and blues musician, actor, bandleader and author of Klan-destine Relationships:  […]


⭐ Can Mobile Devices Help Translate the Black Lives Matter Movement and Social Activism Into Real Change for Black Americans? (Brookings Institution) – VIRTUAL

The ubiquity of video recordings from mobile devices has recast the narrative surrounding police brutality and heightened public concerns about law enforcement. In today’s world, anyone can be a videographer and inspire a platform for public empowerment and social change. In the wake of the continuous victimization of Black people […]