The DowntownDC BID is celebrating Black History Month and we want YOU to join the celebration! Check out the Black History Month events happening in DowntownDC throughout the month below. From Step Afrika! to Portrait Story Days at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery—there’s something enriching for everyone! Find the complete list of Black History Month events in DowntownDC below.
We’re also featuring prominent African American figures from local and national history on our social media channels! So, be sure to follow us on Instagram & Twitter and like us on Facebook to learn something new or share your own Black History month fun fact using the hashtags #DowntownDC and #BlackHistoryDC.
2020 Black History Month Events:
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- 02/06 – In Focus: Come Let Us Build a New World Together
- 02/06 – Photo Lab: Explore Color and Culture with Amarachi Nwosu
- 02/07 – Open Studio Fridays- Typographic Portraits of African American Heroes
- 02/07 – African Americans and the Vote
- 02/08 – Performance: Shalom Dubas
- 02/08-09 — Portrait Story Days: Rosa Parks
- 02/10 – Young Portrait Explorers: Martin Luther King Jr.
- 02/13 – Exclusive: Honoring the Negro National League Centennial
- 02/16 – Performance: Step Afrika!
- 02/16 – Portrait Story Days: Barack Obama
- 02/19 – Connecting African & American Immigrant Experiences
- 02/22 – The 94th Annual Black History Luncheon
- 02/22-23 — Portrait Story Days: Frederick Douglass
- 02/24 – Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company A Tribute to Marian Anderson
- 02/29 – Portrait Story Days: Michelle Obama
We look forward to celebrating with you!