Reed Society for the Sacred Arts
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Reflections of the Spirit

  • Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Inc. (map)

Peter Sanders and Michael Sugich share their work with the Nation's capital.
Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage was built as the first YMCA for the African American community. Designed by W. Sidney Pittman, one of the first African American architects as well as Booker T. Washington's son in law. Bustling in the 1920s and 1930s, many prominent community members came through this building and to this day, the poet Langston Hughes’ room is preserved on the second floor. This center is now a National Historic Landmark and strives to be a beacon for community service serving youth and families.

Peter Sanders is an accomplished author who began his photographic career documenting London’s rock scene in the 1960s, then turned to capturing his spiritual journey on film for over 45 years. He will share his new book Meeting with Mountains: Encounters with Saints and Sages of the Islamic World.

Michael Sugich is a professional writer and communication advisor for 40 years. He is an author of three books and will be sharing his latest one, Hearts Turn: Sinners, Seekers, Saints, and the Road to Redemption.

Earlier Event: September 28
Al Firdaus Ensemble Concert
Later Event: October 24
The Art of Arabic Calligraphy