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Black History Month Program

February 22, 2017

Please join us at the US Navy Memorial as we commemorate Black History Month:

Black History Month Events at US Navy Memorial

Movie Screening and Presentations

February 22, 2017 

WHAT:   In conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the DC Black History Month Celebration Committee, The United States Navy Memorial presents a series of events marking Black History Month, 2017

Events Include:

ROTC Scholarship and Service Academy Application Process Informational Symposium,

3:30 – 5:00pm.  This symposium, intended for high school students, will focus on the educational opportunities available at colleges, universities and military academies around the country.  Our five service academies are among the most selective colleges in the country and offer free college education.  The objective of the ROTC programs is to develop those qualities and skills necessary to become a commissioned officer in one of our armed services, or in one of their reserve components.

Proud Movie Screening, 5:00 – 6:30pm, Based on the true story of USS Mason, a trailblazing World War II U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort that was manned mainly by African-American Sailors.  The PG-rated, 2004 movie stars legendary actor Ossie Davis, in his last film role.

African-American Military History – A Few of Washington, DC’s Hometown Heroes, 6:30 – 8:00pm.  Presentation by Captain Ed Gantt, US Navy (Ret.)

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017

                3:30-5:00 ROTC & Service Academy Symposium

                5:00-6:30 Screening of Proud

6:30-8:00 African-American Military History


WHERE:  United States Navy Memorial

                Naval Heritage Center

                701 Pennsylvania Avenue,

                Washington, D.C. 20004


COST:     Free and open to the public

CONTACT: Mark Weber, 202-380-0723 or CAPT Ed Gantt, USN (Ret.), 301-346-6192 or

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