Little Ethiopia DC Wreath Laying Ceremony

February 28, 4:00 – 5:00pm

February 28,2021. This day will serve us to commemorate 3 important events at the same time. We will have a wreath Laying Ceremony at the African American Civil War Memorial from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  The wreath presenters will be a sitting DC Councilmember  and a former DC Councilmember who played important role in the two great sister-city relationship between Addis Ababa and the District of Columbia.                                                                                                                                                            1. The remembrance of the Addis Ababa Massacre on February 19,1937 

Jeff Banks of ASALH will lay wreath.

2. The Black History Month also known as the African American History Month is an annual observance  of the month of February 

3. The Pan-African Victory of the Battle of Adwa on the March 1, 1896 where Ethiopia defended itself from Italian aggression deflecting the plot of the Berlin Conference.