On-going Updates

A Cadre of America's Most Respected Leaders Appeal to President Obama to Sign an Executive Order Authorization of Former U.S. Senator Roland Burris' Benjamin Banneker Memorial & Institute of Math & Science Technology Bill [S3886]. Washington, DC, April. 28, 2016 - A collective consortium of high ranking national leaders recently Co-Signed a Letter of Request submitted by the Washington Interdependence Council, Administrators of the Benjamin Banneker Memorial initiative in the nation's capital.  Addressed to President Barack Obama, the collaborative campaign requested the POTUS' consideration to exercise his Executive Order privilege to enact former U.S. Senator Roland Burris' Bill S3886 ... (more)


Iconic Jazz Living Legend "Sweet Papa" Lou Donaldson and Award Winning Theatre Founders Val Gray and Francis Ward Receive Benjamin Banneker Lifetime Achievement Awards at WIC's 2nd Annual Benjamin Banneker Jazz & Poetry Fest Co-Hosted by GWU (Feb. 10, 2014 ) The Washington Interdependence Council, administrators of the Benjamin Banneker Memorial, is presenting its Second Annual Benjamin Banneker Jazz & Poetry Fest in partnership with George Washington University at its Jack Morton Auditorium on Thurs., Feb. 27, from 7-10 p.m. followed by a VIP Reception at Tony & Joe's Restaurant in Georgetown ... (more)


Gifted Internationally Renown Sculptor, Tina Allen, Artist of Record for the Benjamin Banneker Commemorative Effort, Succumbs to Illness. (September 18, 2008 ) America has lost one of its most celebrated, internationally acclaimed, talents in the world of commemorative art. Well loved and highly respected artist, Ms. Tina Allen, known for her powerful ... (more)


The Stars Come Out for Banneker: Co-Hosted by Iconic Movie Director John Sayles and Actor Charles Dutton, Joined by Social, Civic Political Supporters (June 11, 2008 ) The Creative Coalition, a non-profit advocacy organization founded by socially conscious entertainment executives and celebrities... (more)


Simmie Knox Serves as Honorary Chair of Banneker Memorial Charette as Washington Interdependence Council Commemorates Ten Year Anniversary (October 5, 2006) As the Washington Interdependence Council (WIC) approaches the close of its Ten Year Anniversary (more)


Development Executive, Herb Miller, Hosts Fundraising Event For Banneker Memorial -- Co-Hosted by Son, Ben Miller, Rodney Slater, Sharon Ambrose, Jack Evans, William & Ernest Jarvis (July 14, 2006) A stellar group of city leaders, headed up by development guru and Western Development President, Herb Miller (more)


Partners and Developers of District’s L’Enfant Plaza Revitalization
Hold Public Hearing to Share $138 Million Vision of Re-Vitalized Gateway Venue. (April 6, 2006)
After three years of outreach, the Washington Interdependence Council, National Park Service, D.DOT and the U.S. Department of Transportation signed off (more)


Who's Who Salute to Dr. Dorothy Height (January 23, 2006) Banneker Memorial Group Commemorates Ten Year Anniversary With Who’s Who Salute to Dr. Dorothy Height. (more)


Ben's Puzzles (October 3, 2005) Washington Interdependence Council Joins Friends of Banneker Historical Park & Museum to Celebrate Ben’s Puzzles: A Puzzling Birthday Soiree. (more)


Dr. John Hope Franklin Birthday Bash (February 21, 2005) President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Dr. Maya Angelou And Other Luminaries Are Invited Guest Speakers at The Friends of Dr. John Hope Franklin’s 90th Birthday Bash. (more)


L'Enfant Plaza (September 21, 2004) - L’Enfant Plaza Promenade Receives $33+ Million In Appropriations for Massive Renovations as a Critical Connective Gateway to Upcoming New Waterfront in Nation’s Capitol. (more)


Stanley Nelson (May 24, 2004) MacArthur Fellow and Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Collaborates With Washington Interdependence Council to Produce Benjamin Banneker Documentary . (more)


Dr. Gabriel A. Oyibo (May 22, 2004) Benjamin Banneker Institute of Math & Science Chair Is Established With World Renowned, Three Time Nobel Prize Nominee in Physics, Dr. Gabriel A. Oyibo. (more)

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