Black History Month includes virtual and physically distanced events celebrating Alexandria African American history throughout the month of February. Year-round, Alexandria is home to essential Black History tours and experiences, Black-owned businesses to support, and more. Given below are such events.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “Virtual Black History Month Events: Starting Feb. 1, explore the Office of Historic Alexandria’s virtual resources to learn more about Alexandria’s African American history from an Encore MLK Program and a Story Time for Young Historians to a lecture examining Black public relations guru Moss Kendrix and his work. Peruse more events from Lee-Fendall House and Woodlawn here.
Must-Do Black History & Culture Experiences: Explore new tours and markers and discover the African American changemakers who have shaped the history of Alexandria and the U.S.
Courageous Journey: Alexandria’s Black History Driving Tour: Use our eight-site driving tour, created in fall 2020, to explore the African American history that shaped Alexandria and the United States, from D.C.’s onetime southern cornerstone laid by Benjamin Banneker to the site of one of the nation’s earliest sit-ins and more.”