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 @nyapc.org

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…

2 March – 26 May, Exhibition: Shifting: African American Women Artists and the Power of Their Gaze

shifting_inset_1Shifting 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 gal3-10
1214 Cole Student Activities Bldg.
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 314-2615  driskellcenter@umd.edu

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

1Mar 6:30-8 pm, Film: “Well-Behaved Women Don’t Make HerStory: The Dorie Ladner Story”

sankofacafeThis 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 ffsdorieladneranswer 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.”

Sankofa Video Books & Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave NW  Washington DC

1March, 5pm: 10th Wreath Laying Ceremony

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 ). 

battle-of-adwa-ethiopia-victory-march-1-1896-715x472Honorable Cultural Ambassador Hari Jones, the former curator of the African American Civil War Museum will place the wreath.harijones

African American Civil War Museum & Memorial

1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

For More Info: 202-255-1400 or littleethiopia@gmail.com

27Feb 6:30-8pm Book Talk

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

28Feb, 4pm & 6 pm, 28th Annual Black Film Festival @ MLKing Library

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.

mv5bmjexmze4mtk2mv5bml5banbnxkftztcwmjqwmdgymq-_v1_uy268_cr40182268_al_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)|  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