social justice


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 […]


⭐ Demystifying Disability with Emily Ladau (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join the Center for Accessibility in conversation with writer and activist Emily Ladau, author of the new book Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally. Register on Zoom to attend: https://dc-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tqsSjeiKT8iRSdwpGbM5dg This program is a part of our month-long celebration of ADA Month, honoring the 31st […]


⭐ 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 […]


⭐ History of Black Power in D.C., 1961-1998 (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Please join George Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) and co-author of Chocolate City:  A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital for a discussion of his new website Black Power in Washington, D.C. 1961-1998. Based on his research for Chocolate City, Musgrove explores the history of Black Power […]


⭐ 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 […]


First Ladies Who Risked Their Lives for Civil Rights (National Archives Foundation) – VIRTUAL

George Floyd’s tragic death ignited a national discussion on the state of race relations and the barriers that still exist for many in this country. In crisis situations, Americans normally look to political leaders for direction, words of comfort, empathy, and solutions. Often overlooked are the words and deeds of […]


⭐ The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (PBS) – TELEVISION PROGRAM

HOW A HORRIFIC INCIDENT OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BECAME A POWERFUL CATALYST FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Film Description In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief […]