Perseverance Bells

We will gather at 2:30 p.m. to listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech. At 3 p.m. we will hold silent vigil during the tolling of the bells. We will...

Annual Banneker Breakfast

Banneker School Foundation and Historic Site in Parkville, Missouri 2020 Annual Banneker Breakfast will commemorate the resilience of African descendants; Lucille S. Douglass’ collaboration to secure the history of the Banneker School families for...

An Evening with Lonnie Bunch

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7 p.m. 3660 Alabama Ave., SE Washington,  D.C.  20020 francisgregorylibrary@dc.gov 202-698-6373   Join Francis A. Gregory Library for a discussion with Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director...

A Soldier for Civil Rights – “Mighty Justice”

Dr. Janet Sims-Wood, noted librarian and author, will discuss her book, “Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University,” which highlights Wesley’s efforts in creating the world-class archives, known today as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.