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February 15, 2017 12:00pm–12:45pm

Lunchtime Lecture: In the Smoke of the Sting

National Postal Museum - Byrne Education Loft

2 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

Every third Wednesday of the month, the National Postal Museum hosts a short talk by speakers who are experts in their fields followed by a Q & A session. Beverages and sweet treats will be served.
In February, we commemorate Black History month by welcoming the Washington National Opera to the National Postal Museum. Join us as artist Jarrod Lee and pianist Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan perform “In the Smoke of the Sting,” which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers – Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali – through music.

“In the Smoke of the Sting” invites us all to experience the nature of discrimination that was a daily fight to these men, who endured the truth that being titled ‘Champion’ did little to stop the public’s disquiet at such prominent ‘otherness’.


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