FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327; Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com
The M-NCPPC Black History Program Presents “We Return Fighting”
Annual Black History Month Exhibit
Riverdale, MD – The Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission honors the 100th anniversary of the United States' involvement in World War I, with “We Return Fighting”: World War I and the African American Experience. This exhibit explores the experiences of African-Americans both at home and abroad during WWI and the years surrounding it. Despite the oppressive racial climate in America in the opening decades of the 20th century, African-Americans staunchly supported the war effort in a variety of ways. This exhibit highlights the experiences of Black men and women during this era, with a special focus on the African-American soldiers from Prince George’s County and their families.
WHAT: “We Return Fighting”: World War I and the African American Experience
(The reception keynote speaker will be Major General Linda L. Singh, Maryland Adjunct General)
This program will also feature the unveiling of the 2018 Black History Month poster created by Prince George’s County student participants in the 2017 Black History Month Visual Arts Summer Internship.
WHEN: Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2 - 4 p.m.
(The exhibit on view Sunday, January 28 – Friday, March 9, 2018)
WHERE: Harmony Hall Arts/Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744
For more information on the M-NCPPC Black History Program: http://www.pgparks.com/black_history.htm
To view the full brochure of the M-NCPPC 2018 Black History Month events: https://issuu.com/pgparks/docs/bh_brochure_2018_flip_book_v2
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