Black History Month Events

WI Staff | 2/4/2009, 10:24 p.m.


In Their Own Words
The Tuskegee Airmen share their memories and experience as World War II aviators, pilots and crewmen
Thurs., Feb. 5
- 6 to 8 p.m.
- Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, Northwest Auditorium ~ Room A5
- For more information contact: The Black Studies Center, MLK Library
- Phone: 202-727-1211, Chuck Hicks at 202-488-3404 or 202-421-8608

Remembering Our Father: The Story of Moses Carl Holman
Kinshasha Holman-Conwill, Kwasi Holman and Kwame Holman will share remembrances of their father€s quest for Black citizenship as an American civil rights leader and as the president of the National Urban Coalition.
Tues., Feb. 10
- 1 p.m.
- Location: The Library of Congress, Montpelier Room, LM 619, sixth floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue, Southeast
- Admission: Free
- Reservations: Not required
- Phone: 202-707-1086
Black History Month Screening: African American Lives, Parts 1 and 2
Hosted and narrated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the PBS series €African American Lives€ uses genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis to trace lineage through
American history and back to Africa.
Fri., Feb. 13
- 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Location: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, On Constitution Avenue, Northwest between 7th and 9th streets
- Admission: Free
- Reservations: Not required
- Phone: 202-501-5000
- Email: reservations.nwe@nara.gov

African American Men Sing Songs of Praise
Come and enjoy musical selections and performances by some of the area's best choirs, soloists and dancers.
Sun., Feb. 15
- 4 p.m.
- Greater New Hope Baptist Church , 816 8th Street, Northwest
- Ticketed event (free) and available for pick up at the MLK Library, Black Studies Center or Greater New Hope Church
- Phone: 202-842-1036

Black Presidents Before Obama: A Black History Month Lecture
Join author, lecturer and historian of the African Diaspora C.R. Gibbs for a revealing look at some other surprising historic individuals of African descent who served as presidents of their nations in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Thurs., Feb. 19
- 7 p.m.
- 801 K St. Northwest at Mt. Vernon Square
- Free
- Contact for more information: RSVP@historydc.org or

Remembering the Role of African American Men in the Civil War ~ A traveling exhibit
Thurs., Feb. 19
- 6 p.m.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, Northwest
- Phone: Black Studies Center, MLK Library 202-727-1211,
Chuck Hicks 202-488-3404 or 202-421-8608

Blacks in Wax Program
Sponsored by the Recreation Wish List Committee, this year's Blacks in Wax theme is "From Chains to Change" and will feature over 50 figures from past and present Black history, all which will be brought to life by Department of Recreation youth and parents. This living wax museum has quickly become a popular annual highlight of DPR's educational programs at the Southeast Tennis Learning Center.
Thurs., Feb. 26
- 6 to 9 p.m.
- Location: D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation's Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, Southeast


Heritage and Horizons: The African American Legacy and the Challenges for the 21st Century" Black History Month Celebration
The keynote speaker will be Kurt L. Schmoke, the current dean of the School of Law at Howard University and the former mayor of Baltimore City. All activities are free and open to the public.
Thurs., Feb. 12
- 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Md., In the Executive Office Building, Lobby Level Auditorium
- Phone: 240-777-1293

Black History Month Events Offered at the Publick Playhouse

Club Stage Door€s Carnival Night
Audience seated on-stage at cabaret tables beside Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners.
Fri., Feb. 20-Mar. 3
- 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, Md. 20784
- 8 p.m.
- Advance tickets: $15; $20/day of the performance
- Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are recommended
- Phone: 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.

The annual liturgical dance festival features Christian Dance Academy, Dancing by the Power Ministries and St. Teresa of Avila Dance Ministry.
Sun., Feb. 22
- 4 p.m.
- 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, Md. 20784
- Tickets: $12; $10/seniors; students and groups of 15
- Phone: 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312