(1) Black History Festival in Arlington

About: “It is a unique opportunity for stakeholders to have a common platform to commemorate the heritage, arts, culture, trade, leadership, and innovation of Africa in the history of the United States of America. The overarching objective of the BHF is to further strengthen these existing ties, build bridges, and align the interests of people of African descent in America and on the continent.”

When/where: “The Black History Festival will be held physically in Washington, DC featuring virtual exhibitions from February 21st–27th, 2022”

Register here: https://t.co/qdFobNbrrV

(2) Black History Month motorcade

When: Saturday February 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Where: Capitol Heights Metro Station parking lot

(3) Visit the Montpelier Arts Center for images from local artists/photographers

About: “This collection, curated by the artists, is a photo exhibition that shines light on the Black experience. It includes works of four renowned photographers: Cheriss May, Dee Dwyer, Tone Mobley, and André Chung. This collection exudes power with its compelling visual storytelling of what it means to be unapologetically Black.”

When/where: Open for gallery tours Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (no appointments necessary).

(4) Glenarden Drive-In Movies

(5) Black Bar Crawl

When/where: Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM, various locations

About: “Join us for the 6th Black History Month Bar Crawl in DC. It’s time to celebrate Black and allied businesses on purpose with The Black Bar Crawl vibes you know and love including drink specials, the best DJ’s, bar crawl teams and give aways! This is a 21+ age restricted event.”

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Journalist in the DMV (D.C., Maryland and Virginia)

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