Virtual Programming at the Black History Museum
Watch lectures, concerts, Story Time and more.
The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices ensemble is committed to the preservation of African American history and traditions–presenting songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, trials, and triumphs, as expressed through a cappella music, drama, and dance. Established in 2010, the group now performs regularly throughout the Washington DC area, singing, sharing, and learning the stories of the people in those communities. The Alexandria Black History Museum presented this virtual concert on February 20, 2021.
Lectures and Symposia
- Ramsey Homes Symposium (symposium presentations, February 11, 2021)
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Moss Kendrix and the Enterprise to sell Black Citizenship (lecture, February 17, 2021)
- You will Find it Handy: Traveling Safely in the Old Dominion with The Green Book (lecture, February 24, 2021)
Story Time with Young Historians
Each video features a picture book that introduces history and promotes diversity for young readers. A Museum Educator provides historical context and local community connections. New videos released the first Tuesday of every month.
- Harriet and the Promised Land, by Jacob Lawrence
- Gordon Parks - How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, by Carole Boston Weatherford
- Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story, by Angela Shelf Madearis and Daniel Minter
- Lillian's Right to Vote, by Jonah Winter and Shaun W. Evans
- Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins, by Carole Boston Weatherford, paintings by Jerome Lagarrigue
- Counting on Community, by Innosanto Nagara
- Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie