These are some of the activities scheduled this week to commemorate Black History Month, which continues through February:
Performances "FREEDOM'S CHILDREN" -- the story of Ruby Bridges, who as a 6-year-old in 1960 helped integrate her New Orleans public school, through Feb. 28. Friday and Monday-Thursday at 10 and 11:30. Intended for ages 5 through 12. $5, under age 12 $4. Discovery Theater, Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-1500 or 202-357-3030.
"FAMILY DAY" -- Saturday 10 to 3. Family activities, hands-on workshops and art tours in conjunction with the exhibition "Black is a Color: African American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art." Performances by storyteller Baba Jamal Koram, at 11; the D.C. Youth Step Team, at noon; and magician-ventriloquist the Amazing Josini, at 1. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1727.
AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLK TALES by Charlotte Blake Alston, Saturday at 1. $6.50. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Route 118 and Middlebrook Road, Germantown. 301-528-2260.
"FAMILY DAY" -- Saturday 1 to 3. Gospel concert by Queens of Faith, at 1; quilting demonstrations and hands-on quilt-making activities by Daughters of Dorcas, at 2. Renwick Gallery, 17th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).
SSUUNA -- music of Uganda, Saturday at 2 for grades K through 12. Prince George's and Montgomery county residents $2; others $3. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. 301-248-4404 (TDD: 301-203-6030).
"THE MEETING" -- a portrayal of a fictional private meeting between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, Saturday at 5. $20, seniors and students $10. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NE. 202-347-7527.
GOSPEL CONCERT by Positive Flow, Saturday at 6. Free. John E. Howard Community Center, 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights. 301-735-3340.
MEET THE ROUGH RIDERS -- presentations about African American cowboys and cowgirls, Tuesday at 5:30. Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2670 (TDD: 301-583-2483).
Talks, Tours, Etc. "PASSAGES TO FREEDOM: The Underground Railroad in American History and Legend" -- Conferences and seminars, Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 4 in Carmichael Auditorium (pre-registration required; call 202-357-2996). Living history portrayals, talks and other activities, Friday and Saturday 9 to 4:30 throughout the museum. National Museum of American History, 14th and Constitution NW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).
"CONSIDERABLE FORCE: The Slaves of Gunston Hall," Sunday 9:30 to 5. Guided tour, living history portrayals, children's activities. $8, seniors $7, ages 6 to 18 $4, under 6 free. Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Rd., Lorton. 703-550-9220.
"XALA" -- satirical film about sociopolitical issues in Senegal after independence from France, Wednesday at 7. Free. Combs Hall, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1044.
C.R. GIBBS talks about his book "Black, Copper & Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment," Friday at 7. Free. Boyds Negro School, a historic one-room schoolhouse restored by the Boyds-Clarksburg Historical Society, 19510 White Ground Rd., Boyds. 301-258-4044.
Exhibitions "BLACK IS A COLOR: African American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art," works by David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Renee Stout, Martin Puryear and other African American artists, through April 7. $5, seniors $3, students $1, families $8, children under 12 free. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.
"JOURNEYS AND DESTINATIONS: African Artists on the Move," about the diaspora of African artists working in Europe and America, through Nov. 30. Free. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).
"CAPTIVE PASSAGE: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas," and "Resistance, Creativity and Survival: The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts," through Aug. 31. Free. Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).
"AFRICAN AMERICANS WORKING in the Seams: An Initial Photographic View Into the African American Coal Culture of Southern Illinois," through Feb. 28. Free. Department of the Interior, 18th and C streets NW. 202-208-2565.
"SOARING ABOVE SETBACKS: African Americans in the Space Program," through Feb. 28. Free. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2218.
"AFRICAN AMERICAN IMAGES BY Avis Fleming," through March 31. Free. Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-838-4356.
"WE THE CHILDREN: A History of African-American Childhood," through March 8. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070.
"NNAMDI AZIKIWE: CHAMPION OF Freedom," through February. John Brown Museum, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 304-535-6298.