Emancipation to Integration — 150 Years of Advancement in Educational Equality What did emancipation actually mean for the newly freed slaves? Morgan State University Professor David Taft Terry, Ph.D., will explain the changes, challenges, and opportunities emancipation brought to daily life in Maryland. February 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of a petition by 20 Rockville men pledging to fund a school and teacher to educate black children in 1867. Learn about these brave men and early efforts in black education with this lecture, exhibit, and reception.
A collaboration between the Rockville Memorial Library and Peerless Rockville. Call 301-762-0096 for more information. Free! No registration necessary.
Main, Library, and Resident Artist Galleries
The 2017 Black History Month exhibition examines the development of sacred music within the African-American community. Through the stories behind the creation of spirituals, hymns, and gospel music, this exhibit uncovers the tremendous importance of sacred music in the black community beginning in West Africa and extending to the 21st century. Simultaneously, the exhibit highlights the important contributions made by Prince Georgians in the realm of black sacred music as vocalists, instrumentalists, composers, and more.
African American Leisure Activities with Patsy M. Fletcher and Marya McQuirter
Author and historian Patsy Mose Fletcher, Historically African American Leisure Destinations around Washington, D.C.
Historian Marya McQuirter will discuss the history of African American leisure activities.
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library 1630 7th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20001
“Creatively We Unite”
February 3 – March 4, 2017
ZENITH GALLERY est. 1978
1429 Iris St., NW, Washington, DC 20012
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6 PM
Featuring: Doba Afolabi, Mason Archie, Anne Bouie, Francesca Britton, Richard Fitzhugh, Robert Freeman, Cassandra Gillens, Carolyn Goodridge, Hubert Jackson, Gloria Kirk, Christopher Malone, Ibou N’Diaye, Preston Sampson, and Curtis Woody