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.

​Black History Program Exhibition 2021

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. 

​Teen Artist Opportunity

This call is open to all student artists, ages 13–18, who live or attend school in Prince George’s County. Participants can attend public, private, be home schooled or in their first semester in college.

To complement the 2021 M-NCPPC Black History Program Exhibition, student artists are invited to create and submit their own artwork inspired by the 2021 exhibition theme, Healthcare and Healing Traditions in the Black Community.

The exhibition of student artwork will be presented virtually. 
All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm. 

For more information and submissions click here!
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.