"The Snowy Day"
Adventure Theatre celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Snowy Day, the first children's book to feature an African-American as the main character.
Anacostia Community Museum:
"Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia"
When: On view indefinitely from 10am to 5pm
Where: 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, DC 20020
What: This event traces the history of American Baseball in the D.C. area with a strong focus on segregation and history of African American players.
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"How old is a hero?"
This play introduced the sotry of Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, the first black student to graduate from an integrated high school; Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her bus seat before Rosa Parks; and Ruby Bridges, who won equal rights before she could read. Students learned about their compelling experiences and were inspired by the courage and hope of our youngest citizens The show featured moving archival Civil Rights recordings.
Where: 514 10th St NW, Washington, DC
What: In his fourth commission for Ford's Theatre, playwright Richard Hellesen explored the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crisis. During the summers of 1863 and 1864, Douglass challenges Lincoln to use his power as president to bring truth to America's founding ideal that "all men are created equal."
Sitar Arts Center:
"Black History in Harmony"
What: Sitar offere an educational music play highlighting social issues through history, performed by the excellent a cappella gospel group Reverb.
National Museum of American History:
"Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty"
Where: 1400 Constitution Avenue NW
What: This exhibition explores slavery through the lens of Jefferson's Monticello plantation. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and called slavery an-abominable crime," yet he was a lifelong slaveholder. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the lives of six slave families-the Hemings, the Gillettes, the Herns, the Fossetts, the Grangers and the Hubbard brothers-living at Monticello and reveals how the paradox of slavery in Jefferson's world is relevant for generations beyond Jefferson's lifetime.
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