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

Moving out, Moving in, Moving up: The story of Black migration and immigration in Prince George's County


January 27 - February 28, 2019
Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708

301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544

Migration has been a defining characteristic of the Black experience in the United States since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the American colonies in the early 1600s. But, the early 20th century marked a new and important phase in migration as unprecedented numbers of African-Americans moved from the rural south to the urban north in search of a better life. Multiple waves of this “great migration” would continue during the course of the 20th century into the 21st century as Blacks within the United States, as well as Black immigrants, moved to and within this country.

This exhibit explores the factors spurring Black migration and immigration as well as the resulting changes in society on the national, regional, and local levels. This exhibit is curated by the M-NCPPC Black History program.

For more information, call the Black History program office at 240-264-3415, or send us an e-mail.

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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.