Weekend Events: Celebrate Black History Month

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Saturday, February 7: Reading: Nobody Owns the Sky

Celebrate Black History Month at the National Air and Space Museum by listening to Nobody Owns the Sky which relates the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African American to become an airplane pilot. Following the reading there will be an art activity. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

Sunday, February 8: Black History Month Family Festival

Come on out to the National Mall and celebrate Black History Month by touring the new exhibition Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968 and enjoying free performances at the Discovery Theater. But wait—there's more! Learn about Washington DC's historic Shaw neighborhood, which grew out of freed slave encampments into a major cultural center in the early 20th century. Free. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 11 AM-3 PM.