Black History

Celebration Overview

Celebrate and honor African American heritage during Black History Month in February. From performances to history lessons to tours, there are plenty of exciting events and activities planned throughout Prince George's County.

Black History Month Opening Exhibit & Reception
"We Return Fighting": World War I and the African American Experience

In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I, this exhibit explores the experiences of African Americans both at home and abroad during this conflict and the years surrounding it. Despite the oppressive racial climate in America in the opening decades of the 20th century, African Americans staunchly supported the war effort in variety of ways. This exhibit highlights the experiences of black men and women during this era, with a special focus on the African American soldiers from Prince George's County and their families.

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2018 black history poster

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Interested in keeping up with our programs and events? Please send us your contact information by calling 240-264-3415 or emailing the Black History group at Parks and Recreation.