Black History Month at the French Embassy
Shifting explores how African American female artists turn their gaze on themselves and on other women. Not attempting to provide one answer, this exhibition serves as a platform for creating a dialogue around the questions: Whose gaze is it? Is the male gaze also the female gaze? Are women looking at themselves through the male gaze?
David C. Driskell Center
1214 Cole Student Activities Bldg.
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 314-2615 email@example.com
Monday – Friday 11 AM – 4 PM with extended hours on Wednesday until 6 PM
The Driskell Center Gallery will additionally be open on Saturday, Mar. 11th, Apr. 29th, & May 13th
from 11 AM – 4 PM
This installment of Around the Fire features esteemed elder Dorie Ladner, a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, social worker and lifelong activist. She first got involved with the freedom movement after the murder of Emmett Till — a gruesome event that would spark a lifelong passion for her.
Ms. Ladner will share experiences from this time in her life and answer questions from those who share her passion for freedom. She will also screen her documentary, “Well-Behaved Women Don’t Make HerStory: The Dorie Ladner Story.”
2714 Georgia Ave NW Washington DC
The 10th Wreath Laying Ceremony will honor African-American and Ethiopian Veterans who fought for freedom in commemoration of the 121st Anniversary of the decisive victory of Adwa on March 1, 1896 ( የዐድዋ ድል በዓል ).
1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Daina Ramey Berry will be presenting her book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to the Grave in the Building of a Nation.
How do you ascribe a value to a human life? In the antebellum South, how were values for enslaved people determined?
Sponsored by the Departments of English and History, Howard University.
Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW Washington DC 20001
Crossing The Rubicon:
The Battle for Black Public Education in DC
11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full-length films.
4 pm Citizen King 1h
A documentary that draws on input from a broad cross-section of people to examine to last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life.
6 pm Moonlight (2016)R | 1h 51minA timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G St. NW Washington, D.C. 20001
2001 – Algeria/France/Germany – 100 min
by Rachid Bouchareb
Aging Senegalese man Alloune curates a slavery museum in his home country. Spurred by the reaction of curious patrons, Alloune is inspired to find the descendants of the people brought to the United States during the slave trade. So he travels to America, eventually landing in New York and meeting up with his cab driver nephew, Hassan, Hassan’s girlfriend, Biram, and storekeeper Ida, who could be Alloune’s distant relative.
La Maison Française, Embassy of France in the United States
4101 Reservoir Road NW