February is Black History Month

Photo Credit: Ron Cogswell (Flickr)

Photo: Ron Cogswell (Flickr)

Black History Month is an annual observance in the U.S. recognizing the achievements of African Americans in our nation’s history. For more information about Black History Month and some of the many contributions made by African Americans to the U.S., visit African American History Month, a dedicated website developed through a joint partnership of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

DC has many celebrations for Black History Month throughout the month of February. Here’s a roundup of some of the local events taking place this month:

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