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Celebrate Black History Month in Georgetown

General   •   February 13, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with events and activities throughout Georgetown. Follow Cultural Tourism DC’s African American Heritage Trail, available on our website, to see the institutions and homes of Herring Hill, a 15-block area of eastern-most Georgetown that was a home for families migrating to DC after the Civil War. Other points of interest include the Mount Zion / Female Union Band Society Cemetery, and the Rose Park tennis courts – dedicated to the star Peters sisters.

Beginning February 6, Tudor Place is offering a special installation and guided tour in collaboration with descendants that presents the people of African descent who lived and worked at Tudor Place for generations. Explore the historic house through their lives until April 21.

On February 7 at 6 pm, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Citizens Association of Georgetown are sponsoring Black Georgetown: The Story of a Proud Community. Historian Carroll R. Gibbs will chronicle one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods as it fights to preserve its legacy. The event will feature a special performance by JJAK quartet and Cynáa-Nicole from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Georgetown University is also hosting many panel discussions, book talks, and more. Check out the events here.

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