Pepco Sponsors African-American Heritage Tour

On Saturday, February 12, Pepco is helping the Washington Informer celebrate Black History Month with its first annual African-American Heritage Tour.  The Washington, D.C. based newspaper is opening their “doors” to its readers and their families for an enriching experience that will bring to life the little known facts about the contributions of African Americans to the District of Columbia.


The Washington Informer will partner with Capital Entertainment Services, an African American-owned tour and transportation company to conduct the tour.  The tour will begin at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC), where participants will enjoy a continental breakfast and a spectacular presentation by Frederick Douglass, the animatron.  The tour will also include visits to Lincoln Park and the Frederick Douglass House.


Pepco is pleased to sponsor this event which gives District residents a great opportunity to learn more about the city’s rich African-American history and culture.  Also, please stop by our exhibit booth at THEARC.  I’d love to meet you in person, tell you about the smart meters we are currently installing and offer tips that can help you control your energy costs.


The Washington Informer is an African-American and woman owned weekly newspaper serving the metropolitan Washington area. Established in 1964 with a focus on educating, empowering and informing readers about the positive news in the African-American community, the Washington Informer does not cover crime news.  I got a chance to meet with owner & publisher, Denise Rolark-Barnes and Marketing Manager, Ron Burke to learn a bit more about the tour.

If you’re interested in attending this history filled event, buy tickets through PayPal or contact The Washington Informer at 202-561-4100.  Tickets are ONLY $10! Because admission is so affordable, and seating is limited, be sure to reserve your spot immediately!


See you on February 12!


‘Til the next post,


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