Black History Month Event - Feb 16, 17 and 27

Join-in on an amazing conversation and for a chance to win $20 gift cards by answering questions from the movie:


February 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Join the conversation at

Meeting ID: 884 9197 0974     Passcode: 3611

The featured film premiers on February 16 & 17 at 9:00 pm on PBS & WETA.

If you have any questions, please call the Town Hall at 301-277-4920 or email

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THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG will premiere February 16, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). This moving four-hour, two-part series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power. The documentary reveals how Black people have worshiped and, through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own, but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage.

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