February 1, 2013

Special Month

This year’s Black History Month is particularly significant because. 2013 marks big anniversaries of two historic events: the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed on January 1st, 1863 and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, held on August 28th, 1963. Black History Month celebrates the vastness and variety of African American influences in American arts and culture and February 2013 brings D.C. a multitude of programs and events for celebrating African American accomplishments. From music, to art, to storytelling, to history, these events cover a small portion of the diversity and abundance of African American culture. With events specialized to meet the different interests and expectations of children, families and adults, D.C.’s citizens can explore Black History throughout February. Recognizing that Black History spans history from the inception of the U.S. to the present-day accomplishments of African Americans, these events promote a deeper understanding of the bountiful culture of African Americans.


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