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NCS Celebrates Black History Month 2021

Black History Program 2021February is Black History Month (also called African American History Month), a national tribute recognizing the achievements of African Americans throughout history. NCS is joining the celebration through Fairfax County's first virtual Black History Program, which will air Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. on Channel 16.

The program will explore black history in Fairfax County and honor black perseverance and resiliency through speakers and entertainment. Tilly Blanding, retired Fairfax County social worker, will emcee the event, which will also feature:

  • Jeff McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
  • Bryan Hill, Fairfax County Executive
  • Gloria Addo-Ayensu, MD, Director of Health for Fairfax County
  • Lynnette Clark, Field Operations Director, Cox Communications
  • Professor Mark Hopson, Director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University
  • Dumi RIGHT, hip-hop artist
  • Musical selections from the Hamilton Boys, Amber Iman, and more

The program can be viewed on Channel 16 or via live stream at After Feb. 19, the event can be viewed on demand.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant