Black History Month includes virtual and physically distanced events celebrating Alexandria African American history throughout the month of February. Year-round, Alexandria is home to essential Black History tours and experiences, Black-owned businesses to support, and more. Here is a glimpse:
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, “African American Heritage Trail: Pull up a StoryMap on your phone as you walk the self-guided African American Waterfront Trail, launched in fall 2020, highlighting the people, places, and neighborhoods from the time of Alexandria’s founding through the 20th century. The new southern route of this trail will launch in summer 2021.
Support Black-Owned Businesses: Deepen your impact on small businesses and support Alexandria’s Black-owned businesses, including shops, beauty spots, restaurants, and more.
Coming Soon Black History & Culture Experiences: Look out for the Office of Historic Alexandria’s new online video series about African American changemakers called “Agents of Change” this month and anticipate the reopening of Freedom House Museum in summer 2021, featuring a major traveling exhibition. Learn more about What’s New in 2021 in Alexandria.”