MVT Celebrates Black History Month

Saturday February 1, 2020

As bedrocks of our community, Mount Vernon Triangle’s three historically significant churches have provided 408 combined years of spiritual and civic service to DC. In celebration of Black History Month, Bible Way Church (est. 1928), Mount Carmel Baptist Church (est. 1876) and Second Baptist Church (est. 1848 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places) invites everyone to join them at one or more of the following educational, civic and spiritually uplifting events:

“African Americans and the Vote”

When: Every Wednesday night in February from 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Bible Way Church, 1100 New Jersey Avenue NW, Church Sanctuary
Description: Bible Way Church plans to highlight topics such as the role of the church (including Bible Way) in voting rights; biographies of individuals significant to voting rights; voting rights in DC; history of voting restrictions and suppression; and history of voter legislation that impacts African Americans. Barbara Arnwine, Esq., President and Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition will be the guest speaker at the February 5 event. The last event on February 26 features a voter registration drive conducted by the DC Board of Elections.

African Heritage Sunday

When: Sunday, February 23 at 10am
Location: Second Baptist Church of Washington, 816 3rd Street NW
Description: Second Baptist Church invites you to celebrate Black History Month with them on African Heritage Sunday! African attire encouraged.

Annual Brotherhood Concert: “When Black Men Sing to the Lord”

When: Sunday, February 23 at 3:30pm
Location: Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 901 3rd Street NW
Description: Have your spirits lifted by hearing male soloists, choirs and ensembles from all over the Washington Metropolitan area. The event will feature Mount Carmel’s own Brotherhood Choir under the direction of Deacon Lamont Flowe. Members of the community are invited to witness a long-standing Mount Carmel tradition of a musical service featuring black men coming together in song.