Black History Month

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Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma Visit

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”


US civil rights legend Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks’ Archive Opening to Public at Library of Congress

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 (D-Md.). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Md. Senator Seeking Harriet Tubman National Parks

Sen. Ben Cardin is calling again for the establishment of national parks honoring abolitionist Harriet Tubman.


Martin Luther King,Jr. (3rd from L) walks with supporters during the "March on Washington" on August 28, 1963. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Experience History: Smithsonian Celebrating Black History Month

The Smithsonian is celebrating Black History Month with a series of programs in February.


File photo fo Rosa Parks.(Photo Credit: United States Postal Service)

U.S. Postal Service Unveils Stamp to Honor Rosa Parks

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.


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Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In The Washington DC Area

The District hosts a plethora of events celebrating historical to present-day champions of African American arts and culture.


Cheryl Simone

Black History Month: Rushern Baker Discusses Author Richard Wright

Prince George’s County executive Rushern Baker spoke with Cheryl Simone about critically acclaimed author Richard Wright.


Cheryl Simone

Black History Month: D.C. Councilman Michael Brown Discusses The Hotel Theresa

In this installment, D.C. Councilman Michael Brown opts to about a location, rather than a single person.


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Black History Month: Maudine Cooper Discusses Dr. Dorothy Height

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.


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Black History Month: Alexandria Mayor William Euille Discusses Barack Obama

Alexandria mayor William D. Euille joined Cheryl Simone to discuss President Barack Obama in the fourth installment of the series.