Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett Proclaims African Heritage Month (VIDEO)
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett helped kick off African Heritage Month on September 6th with a special celebration at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The celebration included musical entertainment and African cuisine.
In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Leggett also mentions his plans to visit the new National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, D.C. later this month:
Below is a list of other Montgomery County events taking place during September commemorating African Heritage Month:
- Sunday, September 4 from noon to 9 p.m. — Ethiopian Day Festival
at the Silver Spring Civic Building Plaza, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring MD 20910
- Sunday, September 4 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. — Miss Guinea North America 2016
at the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring MD 20910;
- Saturday, September 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. — Aspen Hill Library Present: Soul in Motion – African Music and Dance
at the Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville MD 20853;
- Saturday, September 24 from noon to 9 p.m. — 7th Annual Pan African Cultural Festival
at the Silver Spring Civic Plaza, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring MD 20910;
- Sunday, September 25 from noon to 6 p.m. — Annual Friendship Picnic
at the Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, MD 20902.
- Friday, September 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Celebrate Diversity
at Wheaton High School, 12401 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906