Celebrating Black History Month 2020

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority salutes the African American community’s culture and contributions to the National Capital Region. Join us as we commemorate Black History Month and honor the heritage of those who came before us.

 

Performances at the Airport

Thursday, Feb. 6: Light jazz saxophonist Merlon Devine
2PM to 4 PM 

Thursday, Feb. 13: Gospel Singer Ricardo White
2PM to 4 PM 

Thursday, Feb. 20: Gospel Singer Ricardo White
2PM to 4 PM 

Thursday, Feb. 27: Light jazz saxophonist Merlon Devine
2PM to 4 PM 

 

Explore Heroes of Aviation and Aeronautics

We are highlighting historical figures in aviation and aeronautics.

Learn about their hard work and perseverance.

 

 

 

Merlon Devine

A contemporary jazz saxophonist, Merlon Devine is a lyrical soloist with a smooth, groove-based sound.  A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he was raised in a musical, gospel-loving family. As a solo artist, Devine debuted with Due Season in 2002. Since then, he has released a handful of well-received independent albums including 2004's Breathe, 2006's holiday-themed Unwrap the Gift, and 2008's Set the Atmosphere, Vol. 1. Love Divine followed in 2014. In 2017, Devine's sixth studio album, Now, peaked in the Top 20 of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.

Ricardo White

Raised in one of the largest gospel families in Steelton, PA, Ricardo’s entire life has been dedicated to God, giving Ricardo the freedom to sing the sweet melodies of heaven as he lifts his voice and raises a call to worship. Ricardo received his Ministry and Biblical Studies degrees at the Spirit of Truth Institute and his Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Sacred Music.