The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority celebrates African American in the Arts this Black History Month! Black History Month in 2024 provides an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable contributions of African Americans to the arts. 

Throughout history, African American artists have played a pivotal role in shaping and enriching various artistic forms. In music, legends like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis have not only left an indelible mark on jazz but have influenced the entire music landscape. The visual arts have been graced by visionaries such as Jacob Lawrence and Kara Walker, who have used their creativity to convey powerful narratives and challenge societal norms. In literature, luminaries like Toni Morrison and Langston Hughes have crafted words that resonate with profound insight and emotion. The performing arts have been elevated by performers like Sidney Poitier and Viola Davis, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations. 

This Black History Month, it is essential to celebrate the enduring impact of African Americans in the arts, acknowledging their role in shaping culture and fostering a more inclusive creative landscape.


Check out what’s happening at Dulles International this month: