Black History Month

Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma VisitPresident Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life."
Rosa Parks' Archive Opening to Public at Library of CongressRosa 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.
Md. Senator Seeking Harriet Tubman National Parks Sen. Ben Cardin is calling again for the establishment of national parks honoring abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Experience History: Smithsonian Celebrating Black History MonthThe Smithsonian is celebrating Black History Month with a series of programs in February.
U.S. Postal Service Unveils Stamp to Honor Rosa ParksThe 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.
Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In The Washington DC AreaThe District hosts a plethora of events celebrating historical to present-day champions of African American arts and culture.
Black History Month: Rushern Baker Discusses Author Richard WrightPrince George's County executive Rushern Baker spoke with Cheryl Simone about critically acclaimed author Richard Wright.
Black History Month: D.C. Councilman Michael Brown Discusses The Hotel TheresaIn this installment, D.C. Councilman Michael Brown opts to about a location, rather than a single person.
Black History Month: Maudine Cooper Discusses Dr. Dorothy HeightMaudine Cooper, president of the Greater Washington Urban League, discusses Dr. Dorothy Height, who was heralded as a unsung hero of the civil rights era.
Black History Month: Alexandria Mayor William Euille Discusses Barack ObamaAlexandria mayor William D. Euille joined Cheryl Simone to discuss President Barack Obama in the fourth installment of the series.
Black History Month: MD Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Discusses Muhammed AliMaryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown joined Cheryl to discuss boxing great Muhammed Ali in the third installment of the series.
Black History Month: Gov. Martin O'Malley Discusses Frederick DouglasMaryland Governor Martin O'Malley discusses Frederick Douglas in the second installment of Cheryl Simone's series on Black History Month.