ASALH Community Events

Metropolitan Women’s Democratic Club Women’s History Month Celebration (Washington, DC)

Sunday, March 26, 2017
2:30 to 4:30 PM

Share an inspirational afternoon with MWDC and four amazing local women writers.

Gay G. Gunn  (aka GiGi Gunn)
Author of ten books, to include her acclaimed novels, NEVER BEEN TO ME, PRIDE AND JOI, NOWHERE TO RUN and her trilogy of the Culhane Family, One Day, Some Day, Soon and Might Could Be.

Lynn K. Hobson
Author of DIARY OF A HIP-HOP PUBLICIST, a comic and
heart wrenching account of Lynn’s career as a publicist
for artists like Sister Souljah and Mike Tyson.

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
Professor and historian and author of FIRST FREED: EMANCIPATION IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and LIVING IN, LIVING OUT: AFRICAN AMERICAN DOMESTICS in WASHINGTON, D.C.

Moderated by Raina McLeod
Award winning editor, producer, designer, artist and author, Raina will share her passion for publishing the stories of black women and girls as she celebrates a cross-generational showcase of outstanding, Washington, women writers.

SEATING is LIMITED, Please RSVP; Metrowomendc@gmail.com

Donations Accepted and Appreciated Paypal.me/MWDC/

View the event flyer.

Using Our Art to Tell Our Stories: We Remember Fort Pillow! (Memphis, TN)

Friday, March 31, 2017
6:00 – 9:00pm

Art Village Gallery
410 S. Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Friday, March 31, 2017 through Friday, April 14, 2017

Special performance by: Gabriel Kenyatta to play his saxophone along with other talented musicians/performers such as William Wright (trumpet), Tha J, Comedian Lomax, and spoken words artists,

Let’s make this the best tribute ever, by remembering those who died so that we could live! This is the first artist tribute of this kind in the world!

Women’s History Month: Women of Vision
Congresswoman Maxine Waters and
Former First Lady of Haiti Mildred T. Aristide (Detroit, MI)

Friday, March 31, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the senior African American woman serving in Congress, and Mildred T. Aristide, attorney and former First Lady of Haiti, will discuss historical and contemporary matters that relate to African American and Haitian progress at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Free & Open to the Public
The Wright Museum®
315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

View the event flyer.

Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day (Washington, DC)

April 6-9, 2017
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Washington, DC

On April 16, 2015, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital inaugurated its first annual Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration. In commemorating the end of slavery in the nation’s capital, Hill Center will present three days of celebratory and scholarly programs. These free and public events will bring together a diverse group of prominent scholars, artists, and public figures for programming that will have broad public appeal and engage attendees in a deeper understanding of the African American experience during the Civil War.

Exploring Georgetown University’s Slave Past
Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.

The 13th Amendment and the History of Policing Black America Since Slavery
Friday, April 7, 7 p.m.

Marion Barry Reconsidered, Part 1: Hope
Saturday, April 8, 2 p.m.

Marion Barry Reconsidered, Part 2: Anxiety

Saturday, April 8, 4 p.m.

Walking Tour: Mapping Segregation
Sunday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.

Uncovering the Past: The Story Behind a Slave’s Bill of Sale
Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m.

Closing Concert: Sweet Heaven Kings
Sunday, April 9, 6 p.m.Sponsored by:
Executive Office of the Mayor
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
American Historical Association
Eastern Market

More information.

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