NBC4 continues to celebrate our diverse community with special programming during Black History Month.
Black History Month is recognized nationally in February as a time to reflect on historical and cultural achievements of African Americans in the United States.
Author and historian Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in February of 1926. The month of February was chosen because of the birthdays of abolistionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln.
The week was later expanded and renamed Black History Month.
You can see what the Smithsonian has planned for February to pay tribute to African Americans here.
NBC4 is celebrating Black History Month in a variety of exciting ways. On Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m., we will broadcast a special, hosted by Cat Greenleaf: "Talk Stoop: Breaking Barriers."
The day before, on Feb. 10 at 9 a.m., News4 will air our annual Black History Month special.
NBC4 is proud to continuously celebrate our region's diversity with the help of our partner, the Washington Regional Transplant Community.