Black History Month

February 2024: African Americans and the Arts
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Bill Hawkins surrounded by a large group individuals.

Disc Jockey Bill “Hawk” Hawkins and his fan club in a jam session, 1940s-50s. Photograph by Mitchell Studios. Gift of W. Allen Taylor, son of "Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins," The First Black Disc Jockey of Cleveland, Ohio

Celebrate Black History Month with Smithsonian events, resources, exhibitions, and podcasts. The 2024 theme is "African Americans and the Arts" spanning the many impacts Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more. 

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