A conversation between Dr. Bettye Gardner, Professor Emeritus at Coppin State University in Baltimore, and Dr. Felicia Bell, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, focused on efforts to recognize the service of the enslaved who built the capitol building through the National Slave Labor Taskforce.
Author Talk with Ishmael Reed about his book The Complete Muhammad Ali. The journalist Stephen Henderson will lead the conversation discussing the fascinating narrative of Muhammad Ali’s life. Together, Reed and Henderson will explore why we continue to remember and celebrate Ali, and delve into the importance of incorporating other, often unexplored voices, in charting one’s legacy. This special event precedes the upcoming documentary Muhammad Ali, a film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon, slated for PBS broadcast in 2021/22.