Theme: African Americans and the Right to Vote
African American History Month is celebrated each February since 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson sought to commemorate the contributions of people of African descent in the United States. The national 2020 theme is African Americans and the Right to Vote.
"The year 2020 marks the centennial [100th anniversary] of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial [150th anniversary] of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War." (Association for the Study of African American Life and History)
Join us throughout the month of February for celebratory and educational programs and events, including concerts, theatrical and dance performances, speakers, crafts and more.
Down by the Bayou Mardi Gras Celebration
- Date: 02/22/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- Location: Park Place
620 West 29th St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Chef Jacoby Ponder. Taste the flavors of New Orleans, while you dance on down by the Bayou. Music by the MLC Band. Children will have their very own story time with Princess Tiana!