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‘The Great Society’ Reimagines Former President Lyndon Johnson

‘The Great Society’ Reimagines Former President Lyndon Johnson

Directed by Kyle Donnelly and performed in Arena Stage’s Fichandler Stage, “The Great Society” brings to life the ambition and struggle of the 36th president of the United States. Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society” play begins with President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide presidential victory. Picking up where Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre

VIEWPOINT: Toward Racial Reconciliation

Motivated by hate and the desire to start what he described as a “race war,” a 22-year-old gunman entered the historic Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015, and killed nine worshippers. Our nation, shocked by this horrific act of violence, rallied together — laying[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Clarence Benjamin Jones, the speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech, visited Georgetown on

‘I Have a Dream’ Speechwriter Talks King’s Legacy, Racial Injustice Today

Former speechwriter and personal advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Clarence Jones reflected on King’s legacy and his personal activism in the civil rights movement during a talk held in the Intercultural Center auditorium Monday. The event, which filled the auditorium, was moderated by Chris Wadibia (COL ’16) and[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Concert Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Washington, D.C. Public Allies Executive Director Nakeisha Neal Jones (GRD ’02) received the annual 2016 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at the 14th annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration on Monday evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, part of Georgetown University’s[Read More…]

by January 25, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Jones Honored With John Thompson Jr. Award

Bread for the City CEO George Jones will receive the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award forhis work as an advocate for the fight against poverty. The honor, which recognizes a community member who has significantly affected D.C. residents and has been a leader in solving issues in[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

Tomorrow the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. About a quarter million people — including members of the Georgetown community — congregated on the National Mall in 1963 for what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called “the greatest demonstration for freedom[Read More…]

by August 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
March Inspires Reflection 50 Years Later

March Inspires Reflection 50 Years Later

As a senior, I find it a humbling coincidence that this historic 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will occur tomorrow, on my last first day of classes. The connection between the motivation for the march and the values that craft the identity of our university, reinvigorated[Read More…]

by August 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Concert Pays Tribute to King

Concert Pays Tribute to King

There was an abrupt end to the chatter in the grand foyer of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Monday night when 20 journalists rushed into the room and simultaneously pointed their cameras at an empty balcony. A few silent moments of anticipation passed before the theater erupted[Read More…]

by January 20, 2012 0 comments The Guide