DC has over 200 years of Black history woven into the very fabric of this city. Starting with the horrors of slavery and moving through cultural revolutions, the Civil Rights movement, and the triumphs of progress and invention by African Americans who are DC natives, there is a lot to learn from walking the streets of our nation’s capital.
Join us for a self-guided exploration that takes you around the city to several important historical sites that shape our collective history. Walk in the footsteps of Black Washingtonians who marched for equality, fought for civil rights, and achieved great heights in scientific, literary, musical, and social progress.
This program will involve a virtual presentation by local renowned historian and scholar of African American history Mr. C.R. Gibbs on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM as well as providing a “passport” you can use to visit various historical sites around the Washington area that shaped African American history both here and around the country.
About our speaker:
Mr. C.R. Gibbs, a Howard University graduate and DC Humanities Council scholar, is the author/co-author of six books and a frequent national and international lecturer on an array of historical topics. After military service, he began giving public lectures on Black History in 1972. He has appeared several times on the History Channel, French and Belgian television, and he wrote, researched, and narrated “Sketches In Color,” a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series, “The Civil War” for WHUT-TV, the Howard University television station. He won the 2008 Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation in Public Education, given annually by the Mayor of the District of Columbia. In 2015, Mr. Gibbs was chosen as one of the 50 most influential people in the city by the Washington Informer newspaper.
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