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, “Guided Cultural Heritage Tours: Discover Alexandria’s extensive African American history through curated heritage tours presented by Manumission Tour Company, including their new Underground Railroad-themed route, which launched in November 2020.
See Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies: Olalekan Jeyifous’ public art installation Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies, linking the city’s mercantile and industrial history with the labor of free and enslaved African Americans, can now be found at its temporary new home in Parker-Gray, a neighborhood rich in Black history, at 1609 Cameron Street.”