Not Just Another Day Off: Injustice is Here (2020)

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Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech at the March on Washington. Library of Congress.

On January 20, 2020 at 10:00am, the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series celebrated the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a combined program of dramatic readings of speeches and poetry from Dr. King, Gandhi, Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, and others. The program, "Injustice is Here", focused on incarceration and featured poet and scholar DaMaris Hill reading from her collection A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing. It also featured actors Sara Barker, Fatima Quander, Jeremy Hunter, and James Johnson and took place in the Elizabethan Theatre.

The Folger also collected donations of non-perishable food items for a local Capitol Hill food pantry at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation.

This event was co-sponsored by the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University.