Event — Smithsonian National Museum of American History

NMAAHC Black History Month Family Day

Where: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Details: Events will be held at the museum throughout the day.

10 am – 2 pm: Get the Word Out and March!
A collection of guided family activities and story time will be provided to help young children understand themes of the Civil Rights movement.

11 am – 12:30 pm: Story Time
Author Shane W. Evans gives a musical performance and discusses his book We March, which encourages young children’s understanding of social justice

2 am – 4:30 pm: Book Talk
Inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle, Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy, March, with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. Mr. Lewis and Mr. Aydin will discuss book one and two of the series as well as the principles of non-violence that propelled his activism and emergence as young leader within the Civil Rights Movement.

Cost: Free

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