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.
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.
Join 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.
Reading of the names of the 1st Freed People @ 4:00 pm
FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO DC STATEHOOD
panel discussion @ 5:00 pm
1925 Vermont Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Afro-Latinos: The Hidden Legacy
11 Crescent Road
Greenbelt MD 20770
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…
Black History Month at the French Embassy
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
The DMV celebrates the Kwanzaa season with Joy and Movement, keep your eyes open and actively search for these Family & Community programs. We are the Sum of our Memories, go create some with your Loved ones