February 03, 2021
The Arlington Public Library will be offering multiple programs in February 2021 to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the African American community. Created in 1926 by academic Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month was originally a week-long celebration in February. It wasn’t until 1976, that President Gerald Ford declared it a month-long event.
To this day the accomplishments and contributions of the African American community continue to shape American culture, politics, and entertainment. During this month we also pay tribute to all the generations before us that struggled and fought for equal rights. You can learn more about this heritage month at https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov.
Some events will be virtual and others in-person. Please click on any title to learn more about the program and how to attend.
Saturday, February 6, 10:30 a.m.