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WHAT: Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum's Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program featuring a talk by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, PhD, director of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15
6:40 p.m.: Media check-in
7 p.m.9 p.m.: Program
WHERE: National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium
10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.
Use Constitution Avenue entrance
Marjorie Lightman and William Zeisel, guest curators
Joshua Gorman, collections manager, Anacostia Community Museum
From his perspective as director of the Schomberg Center, a research division of the NY Public Library, Muhammad will present the talk "The Creative Minority of the Concerned: Dr. King's Vision of a Racial Justice Movement, Then and Now." Muhammad is an award winner writer and his work has been featured in national and international media. Academically, he is at forefront of scholarship on racial criminalization. He is also the great-grandson of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and son of Pulitizer Prize-winning New York Times photographer Ozier Muhammad.
Following his talk, Muhammad will participate in a discussion with District of Columbia Public Library Director Richard Reyes-Galivan who will also moderate a Q&A session with the audience. The featured performer for the event is Crazee Praize, a local Christian mime troupe.
Interested media should RSVP to (202) 633-4876. The evening phone number for the day of the event is (202) 320-1735.