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 2021

Virtual Opening Program
Sunday, January 31, 2 pm

Watch the recap 2021 Black History Month Virtual Opening Program

Within the Black community, there continues to exist a deep mistrust of the medical profession, which is rooted in a history of racism, exclusion, inequality, and exploitation in the nation’s systems of healthcare. This year’s exhibition will delve into this mistrust through an exploration of the history of medicine and healthcare within the African American community. It will explore a variety of subjects on the local and national levels, including the influence of West African healing and health practices on the lives of the enslaved, the exploitation of Black patients for the advancement of American medicine, the struggle of African Americans to enter the medical profession, and the success of Black community in developing their own medical institutions as well as integrating those established by white Americans.

This exhibit is curated by the M-NCPPC Black History Program.

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.