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Black History Events

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Black History Month Film Series. Watch "Standing in the Shadows of Motown - A Celebration of the Funk Brothers." Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Black History Month Film Series. Watch "The Life and Death of Malcolm X." Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 20

<cal2>Black History Program. Loudoun County Chapter of Jack & Jill of America Inc. is celebrating Black History month with its 2nd annual program honoring the legacy of black families in Loudoun County. This yearÕs theme is ÒMaking the Dream Possible through Community Service.Ó Wilson Townsend, a lifetime Leesburg resident, will be honored. The event will also showcase the children of Jack of Jill with moments in Black History and feature the nationally renowned Urban Nation H.I.P. H.O.P. Gospel Choir. 3-5 p.m., Stone Bridge High School Auditorium, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn. A donation to the Loudoun Transition Housing Program and the Abused Women's Shelter encouraged.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 23

<cal2>Storyteller. Donna Washington, award-winning author and storyteller presents stories for Black History Month. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 4 p.m.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Gospel Performance. Local gospel group The Rector Sisters perform at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in honor of Black History Month. Free. Call 703-430-2397.

African-American Storytelling. Baba Jamal Koram presents stories and songs from African and African-American culture in honor of Black History Month. Ages 5 and up. Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., 4 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 26

<cal2>Museum Program. A Black History Month event, African American Pioneers in Aviation, Family Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Free. A panel of local Tuskegee Airmen discuss their struggles and the history of the African American World War II fighter group in a day-long event that includes hands-on activities and story time for children ages 4Ð7, accompanied by their adult companion. Also features a special presentation and book signing by Gustavus McLeod, the first pilot to fly to the North Pole in an open-cockpit plane and recent Amazing Race contestant. Call 202-633-1000; 202-357-1729 (TTY) or visit the museum's home page, www.nasm.si.edu or news, lectures and events, http://www.nasm.si.edu/events/calendar.cfm.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Black History Month Film Series. Watch "When We Were Kings," a film about Muhammad Ali's defeat of George Foreman. Ages 12 and up. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m.