Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

FREDRICK DOUGLAS HOME: Frederick Douglass lived in where is now Southeast D.C. from 1877 until his death in 1895. Although in-person guided tours are not available during the coronavirus pandemic, you can still explore the local history by taking a virtual tour from your home. The 360-degree tour was established via a partnership between the National Park Service and Google.

ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM: This month, be sure to engage with Anacostia Community Museum’s range of virtual programming to learn more about Black history and its leaders in the region. Events include a conversation with author Alcione M. Amos and her new book Barry Farm-Hillsdale in Anacostia: A History African American Community and an event with actress and author Morgan Avery McCoy — who appeared in 2019’s Harriet — about Harriet Tubman and the lesson her life still offers. (Dates vary; FREE)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH VIRTUAL FESTIVAL: The Association for the Study of African American Life and History is hosting its first month-long virtual festival to celebrate Black History Month. The lineup includes free community events such as panel and author conversations. The marquee event is the ticketed conversation, “Finding Our Roots in African American History: A conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham” at the end of the month. (Dates vary; $0 – $150) 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH HIGHER EDUCATION SERIES 2021: Please see the registration links to our Black History Month Higher Education Series 2021 via Event Brite hyperlink. We are going to have a great series including an inspirational message for Black History Month from Dr. Daniel Black, author and Professor of African American History at Clark Atlanta University this Thursday. At this difficult time, it is important for young people to receive words of inspiration along with the substantive information necessary to move forward with their education. Week two of this program will include a special session for parents on financial aid, student and parent loans. Please encourage parents to join their young adult and teen children in attending the event.

Virtual Meeting Dates and Times:

Feb 11, 2021 5:00 pm Selecting a College and Competing for Scholarships and Grants Open Registration
Feb 18, 2021 5:00 pm What Parents Need to Know: Financial Aid and Loans Open Registration
Feb 25, 2021 5:00 pm FAFSA Completion Open Registration