PATRIOTIC TREASON: the Story of John Brown Film Screening / Stage Reading by We Act Radio

Mon, December 4, 9:00 – 10:30 PM  $10

Busboys and Poets, Langston Hughes Room

2021 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009


Had John Brown been killed at Harper’s Ferry we may have never known his motives, but because he survived and succeeded in putting the peculiar institution of slavery and America itself on trial, we do know his motives. What many don’t know is the role African Secret Societies and the lineage of the great poet Langston Hughes’s family played. Join us on the anniversary of John Brown’s hanging as we launch the campaign to get this film made.

From Slavery to Freedom Bus Tour

A Collaboration Between the Office of Historic Alexandria, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and the Gum Springs Museum

November 18th   10:00 am – 4:00 pm $50.00

This special tour begins at Mount Vernon with an exclusive viewing of Mount Vernon’s new exhibition Lives Bound Together on slavery at George Washington’s plantation. This unique tour will be conducted by the exhibit’s curators. After the tour, visitors will walk to Mount Vernon’s Slave Cemetery for a site talk by Mount Vernon’s archeologists. After lunch, guests board a bus to visit Gum Springs, a historic African American community descended from people enslaved at the Washington and Custis properties, and then continue on to Alexandria’s Contraband and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, the burial ground for over 1700 contrabands (escaped slaves), which was rededicated in 2014. The tour will conclude at Mount Vernon at 4 p.m. The tour will go rain or shine and has extended periods of walking over uneven terrain.

Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

For more information, Contact: Dan Lee, 703.746.4554   Box lunch and bus transport is included in the ticket price.  Free parking is available at Mount Vernon’s visitor lot.

African Americans & World War I

crgibbs2Join local historian C.R. Gibbs presents the Annual Veterans Day Lecture, “Undaunted Courage: African Americans & World War I.”

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

This lecture presentation marks the ongoing international centennial observance of the First World War. Mr. Gibb’s lecture will highlight African Americans who served in World War I from Metro area. C.R. Gibbs is the author/co-author of six books and a respected lecturer on a variety of historical topics. Mr. Gibbs has worked with Smithsonian Institution museums and is a D.C. Humanities Council scholar.

Alexandria Black History Museum   902 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA 22314  Free. Reservations recommended, here or by calling 703.746.4356.

Tuesday April 4

Dr. Martin Luther’s King Jr.’s Tribute 7:00 PM

The tribute will commemorate the life of Dr. King as a spiritual leader, civil rights leader and a social justice fighter. The program will involve musical selections and excerpts from some of his sermons and speeches.
The observance will be held at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church which is the last place Dr. King spoke in DC. The church has been a refuge for those coming to demonstrate for social justice in DC.

…earlier this day

MLK 50 awake (9am – 5pm)  For religious, spiritual, or ethical seekers who are concerned about America or renewing the struggle to end the malignant impact of racism, militarism, and materialism and to move toward what Dr. King called the Beloved Community…