DC Public Library

The DC Public Library Celebrates the Culture and Accomplishments of the Black Family. February 2, 4PM – Teen Tuesday: Open Mic Night

Poets between the ages of 13 – 19 are invited to perform works in celebration Black History Month.

Sign up to perform live or submit a video by clicking here.

Each accepted performer will have up to 6 minutes. You must fill out the photo release form here in order to participate. 

Email joanna.harris@dc.gov with the completed form. This program will be lead by Teen Council employee, Tiara Crutchfield.

The definition of family, like Black life and culture itself, is multifaceted. Whether at home, in the office, or the basketball court, the family we make, build or choose provides comfort, encouragement and inspiration for African Americans to thrive, no matter the obstacle. The Black family makes history makers of us all.