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Black History Month Quiz Competition & Celebration 2.27.16 | News Release | City of Alexandria

Black History Month Quiz Competition & Celebration -February 2016

The Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage (ASPBH) in partnership with the Alexandria Black History Museum will host a quiz competition on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, in honor of Black History month.  The event, to be held at the Charles Houston Recreation Center located at 901 Wythe Street in Alexandria, is part of the ASPBH’s educational and community outreach programs designed to recognize and celebrate Afro-American history.  This event is free and open to the public.

Alexandria public school students in grades 6-8, are eligible to participate in this exciting game contest based on a question and answer format.  The competition will be limited to one team per school with three students each representing Francis C. Hammond and George Washington Middle Schools and Jefferson Houston School.  Each school will be responsible for identifying competition participants. Students will receive a game packet with study materials, contest rules and event specifics.  Prizes will be awarded.

The ASPBH is currently seeking teachers for educational staff support, and volunteers willing to serve on the planning committee who can lend assistance with event logistics. For more information, please contact the Event Chair Tracye Funn on 202-624-9082.

Since 1980, the ASPBH has sought to continue its mission to identify, preserve and educate the overall Alexandria community of its illustrious black heritage by:

  • Preserving, collections and promoting the early history and impressive contributions of the black community of Alexandria
  • Financial support and volunteer services for the daily operations of the Alexandria Black History Museum
  • Over twenty years inspiring a diverse group of local children via the Martin Luther King Jr. poster  exhibition


For more information about ASPBH programs and events, please visit the website at www.alexblackhistory.org or by visiting the Alexandria Black History Museum. The museum is located at 902 Wythe Street in Alexandria and is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Alexandria Black History Museum is located at 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia  22314 and it is five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines.  For more information, please call 703-746-4356.

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