The Many Shades of Heroism: Through the African American lens

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When: Saturday, January 13, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Where: Newseum — Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
Cost: Free
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As part of the DC in D.C. event, this panel discussion will look beyond the super suit to the African-American men and women who are heroes to their community. 2018 will not only bring Black Lightning, a new African-American DC Super Hero to television screens (40 years after the electrifying hero was created), but also a new DC comic book from Oscar®-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and more exciting storytelling featuring African-American characters.

Black Lightning star Cress Williams
Executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Black Lightning)
Gotham star Chris Chalk
Supergirl star David Harewood
The Flash star Candice Patton
Comic book writer/Oscar®-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
Author/comic book writer Alice Randall (The Wind Done Gone, Earth M)
Dan Evans, DC Entertainment’s Vice President, Creative Affairs
Black Girl Nerds editor-in-chief Jamie Broadnax

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