Folger and the Community

Engaging with the District

KEEP READING: Part 4

  This reading list has been compiled by CrossTalk DC partner, the DC Public Library. Many thanks to Librarian Kari Mitchell and Special Collections Manager Kerrie Cotten Williams. These books are available at or through your local branch library. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Prince, S. (2014). African Americans and Gentrification in Washington,… Continue Reading »


Join Us July 15th for “DC Public Library’s Peabody Room”

Join us Friday, July 15th for CrossTalk DC Conversations: “DC Public Library’s Peabody Room.” Jerry A. McCoy, special collections librarian at the DC Public Library’s Washingtonian and Peabody Room, offers a brief history of the Peabody Room (nearly destroyed by fire in 2007) and highlights artifacts of African-American history from its collections. The DC Public… Continue Reading »


Join Us July 8th for “Muslim American Identity in the US”

Join us Friday, July 8th for CrossTalk DC Conversations: “Muslim American Identity in the US”.   CrossTalk DC Conversations: “Muslim American Identity in the US” Besheer Mohamed, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, will explore place of Muslims in the U.S. He will discuss survey data that attempts to quantify how Muslim are perceived by… Continue Reading »


A Debt to Shylock

Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is a deeply disturbing play and its greatest disturbance is a Jew. Shylock is the play’s money-lending villain who insists in open court that he’s entitled to a pound of Christian flesh. He even packs a knife to help himself to it. His very name is synonymous with ‘loan shark,’… Continue Reading »


Join Us July 1st for “A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)”

Join us this Friday, July 1st at 6:00pm CrossTalk DC Conversations: “A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)” A.C.T.O.R. is a recurring open discussion series hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. The acronym stands for “A Continuing Talk On Race”. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and… Continue Reading »


KEEP READING: Part 3

  This reading list has been compiled by CrossTalk DC partner, the DC Public Library. Many thanks to Librarian Kari Mitchell and Special Collections Manager Kerrie Cotten Williams. These books are available at or through your local branch library. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. hooks, b. (1995). Killing Rage: Ending Racism. New York, NY: H…. Continue Reading »


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