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Celebrate Black History Month at the Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol Visitor Center is hosting Black History Month programs

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    The Capitol Visitor Center is hosting a series of free events to celebrate Black History Month.

    Visitors don't need a pass to attend any of these events. To attend, meet at Exhibition Hall at the times below.

    During Family Thursdays on Feb. 16 and 23,  you and your family can learn about Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent freedom fighters in American history. You’ll also get to make a collage to honor him.

    The program begins at 11 a.m.; it lasts 30 minutes.

    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a momentous movement in 1963. Now, you can view archival film footage of the march. Seen on the Screen: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will take place on Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.

    Matt Field, the curator of the Capitol Visitor Center, will talk about Congress and Anti-Lynching Legislation during the Progressive Era at an event titled Expert Testimony. The conversation begins Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.