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.

​Access Black History Month Virtual Classes and Programs

From performances to history lessons to festivals, there are plenty of exciting M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation events planned this year. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, ALL programs will be held virtually. You can access our virtual events and programs online!

​Black History Month 2022

Virtual Opening Reception: Sunday, January 30, 2-3:30 PM
Sunday, January 30 – Thursday, March 31


“More Than a Month: Commemorating 40 Years of the M-NCPPC Black History Program, 1982-2022”



This year’s exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversary of the M-NCPPC Black History Program. Founded in 1982, the program was born out of grassroots activism as members of Prince George’s County’s growing Black community pushed for more research and historic site identification and preservation highlighting Black narratives within the County. In subsequent decades, the program expanded its mission from this early historic research to include historic site management and preservation, exhibition and programmatic development, and collections acquisition, all with a focus on uplifting the often-obscured history of people of African descent in Prince George’s County throughout the entire year. Come out and learn about the past, present, and future of M-NCPPC’s Black History program! The virtual opening reception will be held on January 30, from 2-3:30 pm. The program will feature the unveiling of the 2022 Black History Month poster created by students from the Black History Month Summer Internship program.

Please email blackhistory@pgparks.com to RSVP for the reception. Seats are limited. The opening reception will also be streamed online at PGParks and PGParksHistory on Facebook, as well as the PGParks YouTube channel. Guided tours of the exhibition are available for schools and community groups.

To schedule a tour, contact the M-NCPPC Black History Program at Abraham Hall at 240-264-3415 or blackhistory@pgparks.com.

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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.