Black History Month

Speakers, performers, and artwork from Black History events

Prince George's County celebrates Black History Month! Explore exhibits, performances, recommended reading, and experiences throughout the County.


Black History Month Heritage Hub

The Prince George's County Memorial Library's Heritage Hub highlights American cultures year-round. Browse a wealth of resources, recommended reading, online exhibits, and streaming content celebrating Black History.

Art Shows and Exhibitions

Black History Month Exhibition

Join Montpelier Arts Center as we celebrate Black History Month with the diverse artwork of regional artists. Artwork will highlight the lives, stories, and experiences of African Americans through painting, drawing, photography, and more.

"Chosen Family" Curated by Dr. Lauren Davidson

Chosen Family brings together the work of three sets of emerging African American artists who are also close friends, giving viewers an intimate look into their friendships.

Black History Month Exhibition: "Taking Center Stage"

Taking Center Stage explores the history of musical venues in Prince George’s County, detailing the changing musical landscape for black musicians in the county from the twentieth to twenty-first centuries.

Uhuru Quilters Guild Exhibit

See beautiful quilts in creative designs on themes of Black History Month, all expertly stitched by the members of the Uhuru Quilters Guild.

Textile Artist Sharon Tindall: Quilt Code Exhibit

Celebrate Black History Month and the work of textile artist Sharon Tindall, a master quilter, small business owner, sewing instructor, and proponent of the use of Underground Railroad Quilt Codes

Performances and Showcases

2nd Annual Black History Month Youth Talent Showcase

Join us for a night of Black Excellence!  Area youth will celebrate Black History Month through performing arts. Celebrate and enjoy local dancers, singers, artists, and musicians as they showcase their talents.

Black History Month Concert Featuring the Prince George's County Choral Society

Under the direction of Professor Brandon J. Felder and Dr. Marymal Holmes, the talented Bowie State University Chorale will perform anthems, spirituals, gospel, and inspirational music that celebrates the spirit of Black History Month.

Sweet Honey in the Rock

The Grammy-nominated, iconic, women-led African American vocal ensemble marks its 50th anniversary with a powerful three-year celebration that honors its storied past and sets the course for the future of the group.

Black History Showcase

This event focuses on the cultural contributions of African American hidden figures and how their contributions helped shape today’s society. Enjoy guest speakers, art displays, performances, and more!

Black History Gospel Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month through song, dance, and expression. Enjoy local gospel solo and choir performances, liturgical dancers, food, music, and more!

Family and Kids' Activities

Janice the Griot: Fun with Animal Folktales & Soar with the Eagles

Join accomplished storyteller and official Griot of the State of Maryland, Janice the Griot, as she shares interactive tales from the African and African American experience featuring fun, instruments, puppets, songs, and rhymes.

Black History Arts and Crafts for Kids

Express your inner artist while celebrating Black history and culture! Kids and their parents/guardians are encouraged to join us throughout February for creative arts and crafts activities.

Annual Black History Month Family Day Festival

The Black History Month Family Day Festival is a day-long celebration including County entrepreneurs, food from local chefs, and performers! 

Rosa Parks & Friends

Take a journey through time with Rosa Parks and see some of the most remarkable figures from history come to life. Meet abolitionists including Frederick Douglass, and civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!