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Celebrate Black History MonthCelebrate and honor African American heritage during Black History Month this February with the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation. From performances to history lessons to tours, there are plenty of exciting events and activities planned throughout Prince George’s County. Take a look at our Cultural Events and Community Events Calendar to find activities that suit you and your family or flip through our new online publications of the annual brochure and exhibit catalogue.
Celebrating Civil Rights Milestones:
Prince George’s County, Maryland has been home to African-Americans since the County’s founding in 1696. By 1770, the County’s prime industry was tobacco farming, and the County’s black population (made up of slave labor) was more than half of the total population and remained so until the 1850s. After that period, the black population declined, and by 1950, was approximately 10%.
Pick up your free copy of the 2014 Black History Student Poster
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Explore the 2014 Black History