Taking a Stand: Samuel Tucker and the 1939 Library Sit-In
In 1939, Samuel Tucker, a young lawyer in Alexandria, Virginia, recruited 11 men to stage a protest at the city's "whites-only" library. On Aug. 21, 1939, only six showed up. But the small group made a big dent in the "wall of segregation."
"There were people in every community standing up."
- Audrey Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum.
14 Black History Museums to Visit When You Can't Get Tickets to the NMAAHC
Can't get your hands on one of those highly sought-after tickets to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture? Don't worry! There are many black history museums throughout the D.C. area that you can visit in the meantime.
Md. Museum Explores DC's Changing Landscape Through Art
"Chocolate Cities," the latest exhibit at the the Prince George's County African American Museum and Cultural Center, examines "chocolate cities" around the United States, focusing specifically on Prince George's County and Washington D.C.