June 17, Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Film: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013; 87 min.)
Pratibha Palmer’s documentary examines Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet and gay activist Alice Walker’s life through the prism of her personal anecdotes and passages from her diary-based novel The Color Purple. Discussion and Q&A with a museum educator follows the film. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
June 20, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Talk: Community and Collection: The Evans-Tibbs Collection
In 1925 native Washingtonian Lillian Evans-Tibbs debuted in Leo Delibe’s opera Lakmé in Nice, France. Already professionally known as Madame Evanti, Tibbs was the first African American to perform with a major European opera company. Join museum archivist Jennifer Morris for a discussion about the performer and her prominent Washington, DC family through rare photographs and documents in the museum’s Evans-Tibbs collection. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
June 20, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rhythm Café: Ritmos y Caliente! Panamanian Sounds of the Caribbean
Enjoy a live musical performance showcasing the influences of Caribbean music on Panamanian Culture. Program will be hosted by Von Martin of WPFW 89.3FM Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
June 21, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Talk: Jamaican Postcards: The Marva McIntosh Collection
Marva McIntosh is an avid collector of vintage and modern Jamaican postcards. She talks about their appeal and shows samples of the many cards she has collected over the years. This program is being presented in recognition of Caribbean American Heritage Month and to celebrate community diversity. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.