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A Celebration of Black History Month

Mayor Muriel Bowser presents a Celebration of Black History Month Honoring African American, African and Afro-Latino History, Arts and Culture.

Performances by local artists, discussions by leading scholars and a presentation from the Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia, Dolores Kendrick.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Historic Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, NW Washington DC 20009
Doors open at 6:00 PM | Free admission

6:30 PM
The District’s African Diaspora: Communities in Conversation
Panel discussion presented by the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs, the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs and the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs.

8:00 PM
The Women of Plums II
A theatrical adaptation of the book The Women of Plums by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick. Featuring poems written in the voices of slave women who relate lives of appalling deprivation in lyrical monologues, with dance, music and visual arts. Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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For details on cast members of the Women of Plums II, please download the PDF file below.