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Activist-Authors Visit: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Jack Hill, and Vernā Myers

January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Book: The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Lowell School welcomes activist-authors Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Jack Hill, and Vernā Myers for a discussion about the newly released book,The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys. Join us in a conversation of national importance around the book's main premise: white women make up 65% of the teaching force in America and can play a critical role in developing nurturing and challenging learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging and love at school. This FREE event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and takes place at Lowell School in their gymnasium at 1640 Kalmia Road, NW, Washington DC. Donations are welcome. Register today. 


Annual Educator Make. IT. Work. Conference

March 10, 2018

MSDE along with other organizations is hosting the 2nd Annual Educator Make IT Work Conference on March 10, 2018. Proposals can be submitted through January 12th at Student proposals are also welcome! The conference will be "Pay what you can" for all educators. For more information, please see our event flyer or click here: Make. IT. Work. Conference.


National Black Memorabilia Fine Arts & Crafts Show

April 14, 2018

The 34th Annual National Black Memorabilia Fine Art & Crafts Show takes place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg; Saturday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday,10:00 am-5:00 pm. Admission is $7:00, free for students. The show is all indoors and includes free parking. There will be celebrity autograph sessions, seminars, vendors, and educational exhibits that include black memorabilia, historical artifacts, books, paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, autographs, toys, black dolls, advertisements, photos, political and civil rights memorabilia, collectibles, postcards, magazines, as well as Slavery Artifacts, Jim Crow memorabilia, Negro League Baseball, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Black Panther Party, George Washington Carver, Dorothy Dandridge, and others.There will be autograph sessions with Negro League Baseball Players, Tuskegee Airman and other celebrities. This is an educational event on African American History and Culture. For additional information and vendor space reservations, call 301) 649-1915, email, visit or visit


Read Local Challenge

Fall 2017 to May 2018

The Read Local Challenge is a reading incentive program featuring traditionally-published books by authors and illustrators who live in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Schools, classes, book clubs, and even individuals can win autographed books and free Skype visits from authors by reading picture books, middle grade, or young adult books by local authors between October 2017-May 2018. This fall, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is also offering schools the opportunity to host a FREE Read Local kickoff party with one or more of the authors featured in the challenge. For more information and a full list of the challenge books, please visit or email Sign-up for a FREE Kick-off Party, Download Activities and Resources, or Read Local Challenge Book List.


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