In recognition of African-American History Month, this year's special guest was Audrey P. Davis, the Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum.
Black History Month recognizes and celebrates the history, achievements and contributions of African Americans and persons of African descent in U.S. history.
Ms. Davis has worked at the Alexandria Black History Museum for nearly 25 years, and has led the institution since 2012. She has served on the board of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and is a past president of the Alexandria Historical Society, a member of the American Alliance of Museums, a past president of the Virginia Association of Museums; and a member of the Association of African American Museums. She is a valuable cultural resource for our city.
The Alexandria Black History Museum was established in 1989 to "enrich the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, foster tolerance and understanding among all cultures, and stimulate appreciation of the diversity of the African American experience."