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Celebrate African American History Month in Maryland & Washington DC

Because many members of the Capitol College community live within the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, there are ample events taking place for African American History Month right in their backyards. With half of the month still left, there is still time to discover some of the great events taking place near you.
Washington D.C. Events:
The National Archives will feature special films, public programs and lectures throughout the month. These events will be open to the public.
The Anacostia Community Museum offers cultural exhibitions, educational programs, workshops, lectures, film screenings and other special events that interpret African American history from the 1800s to the present.
The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum is the only museum in the country that features a memorial for the African Americans who served during the Civil War. The museum honors their struggle for freedom and civil rights by educating others with photographs, documents, and audio-visual equipment.
Discover more events taking place in Washington DC for African American History Month.
Baltimore Events:
The 13th Annual Black Heritage Art Show will be held from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The event typically hosts approximately 150,000 visitors and is the largest celebration of African American History Month in the Mid-Atlantic region.
African American Artists at The Walters features the work of Edward Mitchell Bannister Mary Edmonia Lewis and Henry Ossawa Tanner. The event will take place on Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and Feb. 29 at 6:30 pm, and is $25.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture collects, preserves, interprets, documents and exhibits the contributions made by African American’s to the state of Maryland throughout its history. For African American History Month 2012, the museum is featuring the exhibit Textual Rhythms, which highlights the relationship between art and jazz.
There are numerous events taking place in Baltimore and throughout Maryland for African American History Month.