The following events and exhibits will be held or on display throughout the winter season at the Alexandria Black History Museum in Northern Virginia:

The Underground Railroad: An exhibition of 50 color photographs by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales (through March 16). Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom.

‘An Outrage’: A documentary film on the History of Lynching in the American South – 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. This award-winning documentary by filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren examines lynching in the American South.

Henry’s Freedom Box: A true story from the “Underground Railroad Story Time for Little Historians” for ages 3-5. 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2.

African American Storytelling for Adults: 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2.

African American Storytelling for Families: 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3.

Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom, noon, Saturday, Feb. 9.

African American Children’s Book Fair: 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16.

‘School Daze’ Film Screening: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13. Reservations strongly suggested.

Screen Printing Activity for Families: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday Feb. 23. Reservations strongly suggested

The Alexandria Black History Museum is located five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. Street parking is available. The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email or call 703-746-4356.

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