Heritage Months

News4: Celebrating Black History

NBC4 is Working 4 You, recognizing the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion by honoring our national heritage months

Throughout February, Black History Month, NEWS4 newscasts will feature profiles of local African Americans who are making history today. On Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m., NBC4 will air the NEWS4-produced special "Celebrating Black History."

NEWS4 Black History Month Reports:

Bowie State associate professor Roger Davidson shares the history behind Black History Month. He says Black History Month itself is a "story of victory" and should be celebrated year-round. News4's Shawn Yancy reports.

News 4 Your Sunday Interviews:

Enslaved.org is a project that explores and reconstructs the lives of people who were enslaved, owners of enslaved people or took part in the slave trade. News4’s Pat Lawson Muse spoke with University of Maryland associate professor of history Daryle Williams, Ph.D.
News4's Pat Lawson Muse catches up with "skate kid" Kaitlyn, who went viral last year roller skating on Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Learn more about Black History Month:

https://asalh.org/about-us/origins-of-black-history-month/

https://asalh.org/black-history-themes/

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/african-american.php

https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/about/

Celebrating Black History Month 2021 around the DMV:

https://nmaahc.si.edu/about/news/book-discussion-ibram-x-kendi-and-keisha-n-blain-kicks-black-history-month-programming

https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov

https://washington.org/visit-dc/ways-celebrate-black-history-month-washington-dc

https://www.eventbrite.com/d/dc--washington/black-history/

Recommended Reading List for Juneteenth...and beyond:

Books to Read for Juneteenth, as Recommended by DC's Black Educators

Thank you to our Black History Month project partners for their support:

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