The Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival Arrives in Washington D.C.

Get ready for D.C.’s newest foodie fest, The Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival, on Feb. 23. Enjoy sweet hand-rolled truffles and melted chocolate fondue and an amazing selection of bean-to-bar artisan chocolates. Quench your thirst with Champagne, prosecco and premium wines and a sip of fine whiskey. Taste cupcakes, cookies, cakes, candies, macarons, cake pops, bean-to-bar chocolates, popcorn and doughnuts plus other savory items like pretzels, artisan cheeses and charcuterie. Included in your ticket price is a tasting glass to enjoy unlimited wine and whiskey.

Voices from the Past: Sissieretta Jones at Montpelier Arts Center

Sissieretta Jones was the first African-American to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1892. This annual Black History Month Series in collaboration with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts is dedicated to the legacy of little-known Black musicians, featuring moving narration from a historical perspective and music performed by acclaimed soprano Devaunté Ogden at the Montpelier Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 17. For more information, visit PGParks.com/2143/Montpelier-Arts-Center.

 

ASALH Announces 2019 Black History Theme: Black Migrations

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s SALH’s 2019 Black History theme, Black Migrations, emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. While inclusive of earlier centuries, this theme focuses especially on the 20th century through today. Beginning in the early decades of the 20th century, African-American migration patterns included relocation from Southern farms to Southern cities; from the South to the Northeast, Midwest and West; from the Caribbean to U.S. cities as well as to migrant labor farms; and the emigration of noted African-Americans to Africa and to European cities, such as Paris and London, after the end of World War I and World War II. Such migrations resulted in a more diverse and stratified interracial and intra-racial urban population amid a changing social milieu. To learn more, visit ASALH.org/asalhs-2019-theme-black-migrations.