Virtual Programming at the Black History Museum
Watch lectures, concerts, Story Time and more.
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.
Black History Month concert, February 20, 2021
Juneteenth, June 19, 2021
- Celebrate Juneteenth Along the Waterfront. Learn about the African American Heritage Trail (June 19, 2021)
- Forgotten: the Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War, Linda Hervieux (June 4, 2021)
- The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America, Joshua D. Rothman (May 11, 2021)
- Chocolate City, George Derek Musgrove (May 6, 2021)
- Reparations at Virginia Theological Seminary, Ebonee Davis (March 24, 2021)
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Moss Kendrix and the Enterprise to sell Black Citizenship, Brenna Wynn Greer (February 17, 2021)
- You will Find it Handy: Traveling Safely in the Old Dominion with The Green Book, Susan Hellman (February 24, 2021)
- Life of a Klansman, Edward Ball (January 28, 2021)
- A Conversation: Attorney Philip Hirschkop, Philip Hirschkop speaks with Jean Kelleher (December 9, 2020)
- The Alexandria Story of the Syphax Family: An African American Genealogy, Steve Hammond (November 19, 2020)
- Ramsey Homes Symposium (February 11, 2021)
Story Time with Young Historians
The book publishers have generously allowed the museum to post Story Time videos through the end of June, 2021. 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 were released the first Tuesday of every month.
Read a synopsis of these books and watch Story Time videos through June 2021.
- 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