Black History Month
President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”
Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and how tired she was of being “pushed around” — parts of her history long hidden away.
Sen. Ben Cardin is calling again for the establishment of national parks honoring abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
The Smithsonian is celebrating Black History Month with a series of programs in February.
The stamp ceremony was part of a 12-hour event at The Henry Ford in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Parks’ birth that also featured speeches and live music.
The District hosts a plethora of events celebrating historical to present-day champions of African American arts and culture.
Prince George’s County executive Rushern Baker spoke with Cheryl Simone about critically acclaimed author Richard Wright.
In this installment, D.C. Councilman Michael Brown opts to about a location, rather than a single person.
Maudine Cooper, president of the Greater Washington Urban League, discusses Dr. Dorothy Height, who was heralded as a unsung hero of the civil rights era.
Alexandria mayor William D. Euille joined Cheryl Simone to discuss President Barack Obama in the fourth installment of the series.