To celebrate Black History Month, Fairfax County, in partnership with Cox Communications, will present a virtual Black History Program on Friday, Feb. 11 from 7-8 p.m.
Join community leaders, guest speakers and entertainers to explore the past, present and future and honor the Black Community in Fairfax County. Tilly Blanding, retired Fairfax County social worker, will again emcee the event, which will also feature:
- Jeff McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Bryan Hill, Fairfax County Executive
- Rodney Lusk, Lee District Supervisor, Fairfax County
- Lynnette Clark, Field Services Director, Cox Communications
- Karla Bruce, Fairfax County Chief Equity Officer
- Edwin B. Henderson II, “Resilience and Resistance: African American History in Fairfax County, Virginia”
- Anthony Mingo, Fairfax County Health Department
- Dr. Darryl K. White
- Black/African American Experience: Collection of Stories, Historical Marker Project and Project Based Learning, Ramona Carroll, Neighborhood and Community Services and Alicia Hunter, Fairfax County Public Schools
- Recognition of Churches
- Young Highway Task Force
- The “Real Talk” Barbers
- Performances by Pine Forge Academy, Let It Flow Band, Akua Allrich & the Tribe, Amenika and Eve. L. Ewing
The program can be viewed on Channel 16 or via live stream. View on demand at fairfaxcounty.gov/cable beginning Monday, Feb. 14.