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 in-person and virtual events and activities planned throughout Prince George's County. For more information, view the events calendar below.

Black History Month 2023

Black History Month 2023 Exhibition:
Black Resistance! Stories from Prince George’s County

Saturday, February 4, 2023 – Sunday, March 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 5, 2 – 5 PM

The African American experience has been inundated with various forms of oppression rooted in anti-blackness. But this oppression has not been met with acquiescence, but resistance This year’s exhibition highlights some of these stories of black resistance in Prince George’s County from the era of enslavement to the Black Lives Matter movement of the present.

This exhibition is curated by the M-NCPPC Black History Program. Group tours are available for school and community groups. To schedule a group tour, call 240-264-3415 or email

All ages, FREE
Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD

Gallery Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

2022 Black History Month Poster
bhm poster 2022

Download your own copy of the 2022 Black History Month poster. The 2023 poster will be available online following the unveiling on February 5, 2023.

Get Notified

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.