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One Year: 1968, A Book Discussion Group
Travel back to 1968, a pivotal year in American history, with a discussion of the special exhibition One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey and a related book (titles below). Presented in partnership with the DC Public Library. Register at npg.eventbrite.com.
Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph
G Street Lobby
Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one humid Mississippi night in 1966. Carmichael’s life changed that day, and so did America’s struggle for civil rights. In Stokely: A Life, preeminent civil rights scholar Peniel E. Joseph presents a groundbreaking biography of Carmichael, arguing that the young firebrand’s evolution from nonviolent activist to Black Power revolutionary reflected the trajectory of a generation radicalized by the violence and unrest of the late 1960s.