Black History Month Pass the Mic: Cherice Kimbrough

Cherice Kimbrough.

Cherice Kimbrough.

The Black History Month Pass the Mic series provides a platform for Events DC employees to share their stories and experiences regarding Black history and culture. 

Today, we are passing the mic to Cherice Kimbrough, project coordinator in the Events DC Technology Management Department. Kimbrough has been with Events DC since 2021.

When asked what Black History Month means to her, Cherice Kimbrough, project coordinator for Events DC's Technology Management Department, called out the important contributions of individuals of color. "To me, Black History Month means the time of year set aside to acknowledge, educate and celebrate the many contributions individuals of color made to the successful evolution of the United States." Kimbrough understands the importance of having a dedicated month to remember and reflect. "Although, I celebrate Black history 365 days a year, I look forward to the month of February each year because I know the whole country gets to learn and celebrate how important people of color are to the fabric of this country."

About Black culture, Kimbrough loves how diverse it is and that it encompasses all areas of the world where people of color are found. "The Caribbean culture is different from the African culture, which is different than African American culture in the United States. I love learning and experiencing how other people of color live, celebrate, honor traditions, eat and more," said Kimbrough.

When asked to describe a moment in Black history that shaped her life, Kimbrough took us back to a moment when she was nine-years-old. She remembers watching the TV premiere of Roots—a miniseries telling the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African captured and sold into slavery. "As a young African American girl, that began my awakening of what my ancestors endured and how strong they were to survive and carve out a piece of this American life."

Today, Kimbrough is a member of Delta Sigma Theta—the largest African American Greek letter sorority. Her work on various committees consists of helping prepare youth for college, improving the plight of the African American male, donating essentials and volunteering at shelters.

To ensure Black History Month is more than just a month, she regularly reads or watches documentaries about unknown African American figures and events. To help spread awareness of these people and events, she makes an effort to share what she learns with her family and social circles. Kimbrough recommends PBS and History Channel as go-to stations.

Why is it important to know and recognize the accomplishments of Black Americans? For Kimbrough, it lets her know that no matter what obstacle or adversity that may be placed in your way, you can overcome it just as many of the Black Americans that came before her did. "You can conquer anything," said Kimbrough. "Knowing Black Americans and their accomplishments instills a sense of pride in my people."


Black History Month represents a dedicated time to teach Black history, amplify Black voices and honor the triumphs and struggles of African Americans in America. Events DC is proud and excited to pay tribute to the Black stories that have helped shape our city and nation.