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M-NCPPC, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Celebration! Cultural Events and Community Calendar

2018


Celebrate and honor African American heritage during Black History Month From performances to history lessons to festivals, there are plenty of exciting M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation events and activities planned throughout Prince George’s County. To register for programs listed in this brochure, please call the hosting facility directly. For the latest information on Black History Month happenings, visit blackhistory.pgparks.com.


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“CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018!” On behalf of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, it is my pleasure to present this compilation of amazing events and activities provided by our Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month in our communities. This year’s exciting offerings embrace the theme: “African Americans in Times of War.” The military history of African Americans in our country begins with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans during colonial times and continues to the present day. African Americans have served with great sacrifice, skill and distinction in every war fought by or within the United States, all the while experiencing rampant discrimination and disparate treatment by the very country for which they fought so valiantly. Thankfully, in 1948, President Truman issued an executive order declaring the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces, yet there was still a ways to go… During Black History Month, I hope that you, your families, friends, and neighbors will join us in experiencing many of the events and programs featured in this brochure—including special themed exhibits at Harmony Hall Regional Center and Montpelier Cultural Arts Center— to learn more about the remarkable history of African Americans in the military. I also invite you to take some time to review the wide variety of exciting activities, events and programs that have been carefully planned to educate, entertain, and celebrate the multifaceted wealth of African American heritage and culture in our County. From the “young” to the “young at heart,” our repertoire of offerings is sure to inspire! I look forward to celebrating Black History Month 2018 with you and yours during the next several weeks. Please enjoy! Best regards,

Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman Prince George’s County Planning Board M-NCPPC

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Table of Contents BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018 NATIONAL THEME: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN TIMES OF WAR The following events address the national theme for Black History Month set by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. PAGE

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Friday, January 12–Sunday, March 11, 2018 (closed Wednesdays), 11 am–4 pm Civil War Soldiers: Discovering the Men of the 25th United States Colored Troops OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3–4 pm

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Sunday, January 28–Friday, March 9, 2018 Black History Month 2018 Exhibition . “We Return Fighting”: World War I and the African-American Experience OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2–4 pm Thursday, February 1–Wednesday, February 28, 2018 African American Service in World War I: Sowing the Seeds of Change Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12 noon–3 pm Film Screening: The Great War Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 11 am–1 pm Film Screening. Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7 pm–8:30 pm Film Screening: Honor Deferred Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2 pm Black History Live: A Salute to Lakeland History Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1–4pm For the Love of Liberty—The Story of America’s Black Patriots Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12 noon Brown Bag Lunch Saturday, February 17, 2018, 12 noon–3 pm The Art of War

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:30–3:30 pm & 6:30–8:30 pm Patchwork and Patriotism Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11 am–1 pm Harlem Hellfighters: Documentary and Sip & Paint

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Friday, February 9, 2018, 11 am-2 pm Discovery Cart: Log Books—A Key to History Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11 am–2 pm Our Struggle Saturday, February 17, 2018, 12 noon-3 pm The Art of War Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2-4 pm Engineering 101: African American Inventors Monday, February 19, 2018, 11 am-2 pm Discovery Cart: The Mailbox and Its African American Inventor Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm & 6:30–8:30 pm Patchwork and Patriotism

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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2 pm Afternoon Aviators: Simulators and African American Pilots Friday, February 9, 2018, 9 am–4 pm Xtreme Teens: “HBCU Experience” Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:30 am Kids’ Day Out: Black History Hall of Fame Friday, February 16, 2018, 4:30-5:30 pm Black History Trivia/Bingo Saturday, February 17, 2018, 12 noon-3 pm The Art of War Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2-4 pm Engineering 101: African American Inventors Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4-6 pm The Black Hall of Fame Show with The Kinderman Friday, February 23, 2018, 6-8 pm The Evolution of Hip-Hop Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2-5 pm The Sovereign Social: NALA’s Black History Banquet

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Sunday, February 18–Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12 noon–8 pm Dick Gregory: His Life, His Work, His Legacy Friday, February 23, 2018, 7–9 pm It’s Just Comedy!!!

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Friday, February 16, 2018, 4:30-5:30 pm Black History Trivia/Bingo Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4-6 pm The Black Hall of Fame Show with The Kinderman Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12 noon-4 pm African American History Amazing Race

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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12 noon-2:30 pm Underground Performance Road Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1 pm Blacks in Classical Music Panel Saturday, February 3, 2018, 6-8 pm Black History Gospel Celebration Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2 pm Afternoon Tea: Mutual Agreement Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4 pm Seoul to Soul Friday, February 16, 2018, 6-9 pm A Night of Live Jazz Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8 pm Love Song: Shirley Jones of the Jones Girls Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3 pm Voices from the Past: Juanita Hall Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2 pm Afternoon Tea: Esther Williams Trio Friday, February 23, 2018, 6-8 pm The Evolution of Hip-Hop Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6 pm Harlem Nights Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 pm Eddie Holman Concert

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Friday, January 12–Sunday, March 11, 2018 (closed Wednesdays), 11 am–4 pm Civil War Soldiers: Discovering the Men of the 25th United States Colored Troops OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3–4 pm Saturday, January 13–Sunday, February 25, 2018 Relics and Prospect PUBLIC RECEPTION: Saturday, February 10, 1 –3 pm Tuesday, January 16–Saturday, March 17, 2018 A Curator Collects: Highlights from the Collection of . H. Elaine Jackson OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 5–8 pm Sunday, January 28–Friday, March 9, 2018 Black History Month 2018 Exhibition: “We Return Fighting”: . World War I and the African American Experience OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2-4 pm Thursday, February 1–Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9 am–8 pm One Woman’s Lasting Legacy: Henrietta Lacks Thursday, February 1–Wednesday, February 28, 2018 African American Service in World War I: . Sowing the Seeds of Change Fridays & Sundays in February, 12:15 pm–3:15 pm The Plummer Family: From Slavery to Freedom Sundays, February 11 & 25, 2018, 1:30 pm The Enslaved and Hired Workers at Riversdale Tour Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30–8 pm “Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free”: . From Black Wall Street to Baltimore Sunday, February 18–Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12 noon–8 pm Dick Gregory: His Life, His Work, His Legacy Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6–9 pm African American Medical Pioneers Friday, February 23, 2018, 7–9 pm It’s Just Comedy!!!


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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1–4 pm Honoring African American Contributions in Sports Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1–6 pm Expressions of a People Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11 am–4 pm “Celebrating Our History”: A Family Day Festival

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Friday, February 9, 2018, 9 am–4 pm Xtreme Teens: “HBCU Experience” Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11 am–2 pm Our Struggle

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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12 noon–3 pm Film Screening: The Great War Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 11 am–1 pm Film Screening: Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7–8:30 pm Film Screening: Honor Deferred Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2 pm Black History Live: A Salute to Lakeland History Friday, February 9, 2018, 6–9 pm Family Night Dinner & Movie: Hidden Figures Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1 pm Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with . African American Communities (2015) Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1–4 pm For the Love of Liberty—The Story of America’s Black Patriots Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12 noon Brown Bag Lunch Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7 pm Film Screening: Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer

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Thursday, February 22, 2018, 8 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Killer of Sheep (1978) Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11 am–1 pm Harlem Hellfighters: Documentary and Sip & Paint

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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1 pm Blacks in Classical Music Panel Wednesdays, February 7, 21, 28 & March 7, 2018, 7 pm Toni Morrison: American Icon Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1 pm Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with . African American Communities (2015) Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1 pm The Life of Thurgood Marshall Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30–8 pm “Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free”: . From Black Wall Street to Baltimore Sunday, February 18–Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12 noon–8 pm Dick Gregory: His Life, His Work, His Legacy Saturday, February 24, 2018, 4 pm Slavery and Catholic America in the 19th Century Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:30–5:30 pm Ridgeley Rosenwald School Black History Month Celebration

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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12 noon–2:30 pm Underground Performance Road Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8 pm Daniel Beaty: Emergency Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:30 am Kids’ Day Out: Black History Hall of Fame Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30 pm Frederick Douglass Speaks: African Americans from . the Civil War to World War I Sunday, February 18–Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12 noon–8 pm Dick Gregory: His Life, His Work, His Legacy Friday, February 23, 2018, 11 am Underground Railroad, Not a Subway


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2 pm Black History Live: A Salute to Lakeland History Friday, February 9, 2018, 10:30–11:30 am Black History in Motion for Seniors

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2 pm Black History Live: A Salute to Lakeland History Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:30–3:30 pm & 6:30–8:30 pm Patchwork and Patriotism

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HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER

Black History Program Exhibition & Events Sunday, January 28–Friday, March 9 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 28, 2–4 pm

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018 EXHIBITION “We Return Fighting”: World War I and the

African American Experience In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I, this exhibit explores the experiences of African Americans both at home and abroad during this conflict 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. This exhibit is curated by the M-NCPPC Black History Program. Guided tours are available for schools and community groups. To schedule a tour, contact the Black History Program at Abraham Hall at 240-264-3415 or blackhistory@pgparks.com. Exhibit Gallery Hours Monday–Friday: 8:30 am–8 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm Unidentified WWI African American Soldier.

All ages; FREE admission Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070 COURTESY NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

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Saturday, February 3, 12 noon–3 pm

Film Screening: The Great War Drawing upon memoirs, letters, and unpublished diaries, this expansive documentary tells the story of American participation in World War I and how the war forever changed the world. This tale is told through the voices of journalists, aviators, nurses, and American troops who served both at home and abroad. This screening will focus on the African American experience during World War I with excerpts from this new documentary. Docents will also be available to lead tours of the M-NCPPC Black History Program’s exhibition on World War I and the African American experience. All ages; FREE

Saturday, February 17, 12 noon–3 pm

The Art of War Create your own art pieces inspired by the African American experience during World War I. Learn about decorative art created by soldiers and civilians during the World War I era and create your own art inspired by the Black History Month 2018 exhibition. Docents will be available to guide program participants through the exhibit and there will be special tours geared towards children and teens, as well as adults. This event is co-sponsored by the M-NCPPC Black History Program and Arts on a Roll. All ages; FREE

Wednesday, February 21, 1:30–3:30 pm & 6:30–8:30 pm

Battery F, 351st Field Artillery — COURTESY VERA BROWN

Patchwork and Patriotism Veterans and their families are invited to take a special tour of the Black History Month 2018 exhibition and explore the experiences of African Americans during World War I. This special tour will be followed by a quilting project based upon the exhibit and led by members of the Uhuru Quilters Guild. This event is co-sponsored by the M-NCPPC Black History Program and Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies. Veterans can RSVP for either the afternoon or evening session by calling 301-446-3400; TTY 301-699-2544. All ages; FREE

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Black History Month Events Friday, January 12–Sunday, March 11, (closed Wednesdays), 11 am–4 pm OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 13, 3–4 pm

Civil War Soldiers: Discovering the Men of the 25th United States Colored Troops After viewing an antique photo album of 17 black soldiers from the Civil War, artist Shayne Davidson researched, created a family tree, wrote a biography, and drew a life-sized, colored pencil portrait of each man. The result is now a book and exhibit of the same name. Illustrations and biographies from the book will be on display. At the opening reception, the artist will speak on her inspiration to create these portraits and sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase. Ages 12 & up Fee: $5/adults; $4/seniors; $2/ages 12-18 Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708. 301-377-7817

Saturday, January 13-Sunday, February 25 PUBLIC RECEPTION: Saturday, February 10, 1–3 pm

Relics and Prospect Montpelier Arts Center is proud to honor Black History Month through an exhibition of contemporary artwork that reflects the lives and perspectives of the African American experience. Using symbolism and found objects, artists explore the journey and history of being black through painting, mixed media, and sculpture. All ages; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Civil War Soldier James Tall’s photo (left) and portrait (right) by Shayne Davidson

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Tuesday, January 16–Saturday, March 17 OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 20, 5–8 pm

A Curator Collects: Highlights from the Collection of H. Elaine Jackson Local collector and independent curator H. Elaine Jackson has acquired and exhibited work by prominent mid-20th-century artists-of-color drawn from the continental U.S., as well as practitioners from the Caribbean basin and Africa, with a deliberate focus on the graphic mediums. The exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange features selected works representative of four decades of collecting. The corpus of the exhibit focuses on four prominent mid-20th-century NYC-based practitioners: Romare Bearden, Herbert Gentry, Vincent Smith, and Norma Morgan, but also brings together a cross-section of work spanning several generations of female artists offering a referential point-of-view touching on the multiple roles imposed on and displayed by women: mother, goddess, object, and muse. All ages; FREE admission Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood 20722 301-277-2863 Elizabeth Catlett, Which Way?, Lithography —Courtesy of H. Elaine Jackson

Thursday, February 1–Wednesday, February 21, 9 am–8 pm

One Woman’s Lasting Legacy: Henrietta Lacks This exhibit honors the legacy of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, a black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia who had cervical cancer when she was 30. Read about her extraordinary life, her struggles, and how she left a legacy that changed modern medicine. Memorabilia and other items will be on display. All ages; FREE Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

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Thursday, February 1-Wednesday, February 28

African American Service in World War I: Sowing the Seeds of Change This exhibit highlights the cultural impact of the amazing service of African Americans serving in World War I. The seeds of change were sown and the African American culture experienced growth socially, politically, in the arts, and laid the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition consists of enlarged photos and descriptions to tell the stories of African Americans expanding their cultural boundaries and serving as ambassadors of their culture, changing the international views of African Americans through music, dance, and the arts. This rotating exhibit will be on display at the following locations on the following dates: Lake Arbor CC (February 1–9), Largo-Kettering- Perrywood CC (February 10–19), and Westphalia CC (February 20–28). Harlem Hellfighters

All ages; FREE Lake Arbor Community Center 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville 20721 301-333-6561 Largo-Kettering-Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-390-8390 Westphalia Community Center 8900 Westphalia Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-516-5300

Fridays & Sundays in February, 12:15–3:15 pm

The Plummer Family: From Slavery to Freedom Adam Francis Plummer, the patriarch of the African American Plummer family, lived at Riversdale. In this exhibit, we recognize the 20th anniversary of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom by recounting how some members of his family successfully escaped to freedom, while others waited for legal emancipation. We continue the family’s stories after freedom and into the 20th century.

Adam Plummer

Ages 5 & up Fee: $5/adults 19-59; $4/seniors 60 & better; $2/students 5-18 Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park 20737 301-864-0420

Saturday, February 3, 12 noon–2:30 pm

Underground Performance Road Program participants of all ages from the community come together to sing, act, tap dance, and rhyme to commemorate significant historic events during the time of the Underground Railroad. All ages; FREE Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-864-1611

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Saturday, February 3, 1 pm

Blacks in Classical Music Panel In honor of Black History Month, music experts help clarify, solidify, and highlight the strong role Blacks have had in the world of classical music—past, present,and future — as well as the popular idea of adapting a variety of genres into classical music including jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel. All ages; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Saturday, February 3, 1-4 pm

Honoring African American Contributions in Sports Join us as we celebrate the many African Americans who have made a difference in sports on and off the field of play. Enjoy live entertainment, a sports museum, dynamic speakers, vendors, and much more. All ages; FREE. Southern Region Technology and Recreation Complex. 7007 Bock Rd., Ft. Washington 20744. 301-749-4160

Jackie Robinson ­­ —COURTESY OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Saturday, February 3, 2 pm

Afternoon Aviators: Simulators and African American Pilots Many barriers stood in the way of African Americans becoming pilots, notably access to education. This month we will learn about African American pilots who persevered through many obstacles while we try “flying” aircrafts from different eras of aviation on simulators. Ages 6 & up Fee: $5/person, includes museum admission College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr., College Park 20740 301-864-6029 Afternoon Aviators

Saturday, February 3, 6-8 pm

Black History Gospel Celebration Join us as we celebrate gospel music’s contributions to black history with performances from local church choirs and dancers. Refreshments will be served. All ages; FREE Hillcrest Heights Community Center 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills 20748 301-505-0896

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Saturday, February 3, 8 pm

Daniel Beaty: Emergency A slave ship suddenly appears in present-day New York City harbor, setting off a series of events and reactions from more than two dozen characters, all embodied in this astonishing, Obie award-winning, oneman performance. Heralded by the Cincinnati CityBeat as “a masterful performer,” actor, poet, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty (a regular of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam) weaves a narrative that is a stirring commentary on what it is to be human with the longing to be free.

Daniel Beaty

All ages Fee: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students & groups of 20 or more Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Tuesday, February 6, 11 am–1 pm

Film Screening Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights During World War II, the approximately one million African American soldiers who served found themselves fighting a war both abroad and at home. Following the war, many of these veterans played an active role in the struggle for civil rights. Their story is told in this powerful documentary narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr. It features interviews with General Colin Powell, Congressman John Lewis, and Charles Evers, a World War II veteran and brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. A light lunch will be served. This event is part of the First Tuesdays at Abraham Hall program series. All ages; FREE Black History Program at Abraham Hall 7612 Old Muirkirk Rd., Beltsville 20705 240-264-3415 —COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Tuesday, February 6, 7-8:30 pm

Film Screening: Honor Deferred Join us for a screening of the documentary Honor Deferred, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. This film tells the story of seven African American soldiers who were honored with the Medal of Honor fifty years after they served in World War II. This documentary uncovers the lack of recognition received due to racial inequality.

Vernon Baker —COURTESY CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY

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All ages; FREE Beltsville Community Center 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6613


Wednesday, February 7, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea: Mutual Agreement Mutual Agreement, which means “a covenant with God,” is a gospel vocal ensemble whose purpose is to spread the word of God through song whenever the opportunity allows. The group has ministered in various parts of the country and performed with national recording artists such as Daryl Coley, Wintley Phipps, Sounds of Blackness, CeCe Winans, and Hezekiah Walker to name a few. They are members of the Gospel Workshop of America and have appeared on Showtime at the Apollo and the Breath of Life Telecast. Mutual Agreement has also performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and was awarded for their participation in the Celebration of Black History at the U.S. Department of State by former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Mutual Agreement was nominated one of the eight best a cappella vocal bands by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Harmony Association. They have been featured on various television and radio programs and have one recording: Back to Basix. All ages Fees: $18/person Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Mutual Agreement

Wednesday, February 7, 2 pm

Black History Live: A Salute to Lakeland History Through photographs, we salute the Lakeland Community’s movers and shakers who throughout history have served as soldiers and public servants for the greater good. Join us for a self-guided, pictorial tour of Lakeland’s inspiring history and commitment to community, family, and faith. From Lakeland’s founding in 1890 and onward, Lakeland has nurtured its own unique culture, in defiance of discrimination, hardship, and government subversion. We will then honor all African Americans in service, concluding with a viewing of Harlem Hellfighters: African American Heroes of World War I. Ages 60 & up; FREE College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-441-2647

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Wednesdays, February 7, 21, 28 & March 7, 7 pm

Toni Morrison: American Icon

Toni Morrison

Join us for a four-week series exploring the life and works of Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison. Her trilogy Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise gathers time from the 1800s to 1970s. In these novels, Morrison’s characters translate history into personal detail, exploring the complicated mix of race, personality, and national identity in American life. These discussions will be led by Dr. Karen Arnold, former poet-in-residence at Montpelier Arts Center and discussion moderator for multiple literature groups in Baltimore. Read with us and view the film Beloved; add your voice to the conversation! Each session will include introductory comments followed by an in-depth discussion of the Morrison books. Viewing of the film Beloved will be part of the two sessions. All ages; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Friday, February 9, 9 am–4 pm

Xtreme Teens: “HBCU Experience” Teens (ages 13–18) are invited to visit Morgan State University and receive a guided tour of this Historically Black College/ University (HBCU). Founded in 1867, Morgan is a designated public urban university and the largest HBCU in Maryland. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Ages 13-18; FREE Marlow Heights Community Center 2810 St. Clair Dr., Temple Hills 20748 301-423-0505

Friday, February 9, 10:30–11:30 am

Black History in Motion for Seniors In celebration of Black History Month, enjoy some of your favorite music from the past. Advance registration is required. Doors open at 10 am. Donations of non-perishable food items for a local food bank are appreciated. Ages 60 & up; FREE Bowie Center for the Performing Arts 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie 20715 301-446-3400

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Friday, February 9, 11 am–2 pm

Discovery Cart: Logbooks–A Key to History Explore the history of African American aviators through primary sources and documents. Learn about these courageous pilots and create your own pilot logbook! All ages; FREE with museum admission College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr., College Park 20740 301-864-6029

Friday, February 9, 6–9 pm

Family Night Dinner & Movie: Hidden Figures Spend your evening with us with a catered dinner and viewing of the movie Hidden Figures. This film is the untold story of a team of female African American mathematicians who served a vital role at NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Rated-PG; pre-registration is required. All ages Fee: $12/person Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2582

Saturday, February 10, 11 am–2 pm

Our Struggle Join us at the “Serengeti Gallery & Cultural Institute” to socialize and see the ways in which art tells our story. Explore the gallery and view works of art pertaining specifically to the rich, cultural heritage of African Americans. Enjoy refreshments and receive assistance from the staff leading you step-by-step through telling your own story and creating your own masterpiece on canvas. This event is sponsored by the Cedar Heights, John E. Howard, North Forestville, Oakcrest, and Seat Pleasant Community Centers. Ages 16 & up Fee: $15/person; $20/person after January 23, 2018 Serengeti Gallery & Cultural Institute 7919 Central Ave., Capitol Heights 20732 301-773-6685

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Saturday, February 10, 1 pm

Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities (2015) Join us for a screening of Aviva Kempner’s documentary on the life and philanthropy of Julius Rosenwald. Influenced by the writings of Booker T. Washington, the call to social service by Rabbi Emil Hirsch, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Rosenwald, a German-Jewish immigrant, rose from poverty and prejudice to become one of the wealthiest men in America. He is credited with funding over 5,500 schools for African American children in southern states between 1915 and 1932. Because of his modesty, Rosenwald‘s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today. He gave away $62 million in his lifetime. The program will begin with a reception/meet & greet at 1 pm, followed by the film screening at 2 pm. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Aviva Kempner, filmmaker of Rosenwald; Stephanie Deutsch, author of the book, You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South; and Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, educator, neuroscientist, elected official, University President AND daughter of blood plasma and blood transfusion pioneer and surgeon Dr. Charles Drew, a Rosenwald Fellowship recipient. All ages; Fee: $5/person Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Saturday, February 10, 1 pm

The Life of Thurgood Marshall Join us for a lecture program on the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. We will discuss his legacy, from law student through to the Supreme Court, and the men he inspired. Meet the speaker and enjoy light refreshments following the program.

Thurgood Marshall

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Ages 8 & up Fee: $5/person Marietta House Museum 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale 20769 301-464-5291


Saturday, February 10, 1–4 pm

For the Love of Liberty— The Story of America’s Black Patriots Join us as we watch a documentary chronicling The Story of America’s Black Patriots. The film is narrated by an all-star cast as they present a collection of letters, diaries, speeches, and military records that document the sacrifices and accomplishments of African American men and women in combat. After the movie, children will be able to work on a military craft activity. All ages; FREE Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700 Henry Johnson, WWI Hero

Sunday, February 11, 1–6 pm

Expressions of a People You’re invited to a FREE black history celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops, and entertainment for the entire family. This year we welcome back some of our regular favorites, including our warm and engaging greeter and storyteller, Baba-C and our always popular Culture Queen, Jessica Smith. Activities include mask-making, face painting, a caricaturist, a make-and-take pottery workshop, and a S.T.E.A.M. workshop. And just like in year’s past, our performances on stage are sure to please! All ages; FREE Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Sundays, February 11 & 25, 1:30 pm

The Enslaved and Hired Workers at Riversdale Tour Dr. Leigh Ryan leads a guided tour of the Riversdale House Museum that focuses on the roles of workers, enslaved and free, that labored here in the early 19th century. Ages 5 & up Fee: $5/person for adults 19-59; $4/person for seniors 60 & better; $2/person for students 5–18 Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park 20737 301-864-0420

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Sunday, February 11, 4 pm

Seoul to Soul Music, drumming, and dancing are universal languages, and in honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted by South Korea, the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) and the Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation have joined together to celebrate the commonalities and distinctions of these essential forms of expression. Fascinating, entertaining, and joyous, this international multi-cultural event is perfect for the whole family. All ages Fee: $15/person Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Seoul to Soul

Tuesday, February 13, 9 am–4 pm

Seniors on the Go: National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, and the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans that helped to shape this nation. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and showcases hundreds of inspirational men and women, both nationally and internationally. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring money to purchase lunch. Ages 60 & better Fee: Resident $7/person; Non-Resident $10/person College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-441-2647

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Wednesday, February 14, 10:30 am

Kids’ Day Out: Black History Hall of Fame Join us in this fast-paced adventure, featuring Hall of Famers who have shaped our nation’s past, present, and future! You’ll see everyone from Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin to the Buffalo Soldiers and Mae Jemison—and that’s just to name a few. These incredibly talented performers bring this show to life in every way. All ages Fee: $5/person Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Wednesday, February 14, 12 noon

Brown Bag Lunch Herbert H. Jones, Jr. learned to fly in the U.S. Army, serving as a Tuskegee Airman but went on to own his own airline. Join us for a screening of the documentary, One Man’s Flight Plan, to learn more about this Prince George’s County resident’s fascinating and inspiring life. All ages; FREE College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr., College Park 20740 301-864-6029

Thursday, February 15, 6:30–8 pm

Herbert Jones, Jr.

“Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free”: From Black Wall Street to Baltimore What constitutes domestic terrorism? The bombing of “Black Wall Street,” the Rosewood Massacre, the MOVE Bombing, Ferguson…past and present, the “war” on the black community continues. Through exhibit and discussion, the Prince George’s Ballroom showcases the commonalities between past and present atrocities in African American history. What will it take to rebuild the Black community and can it be done while racial tensions and prejudices continue to increase? Come prepared to learn, engage, and grow from history to better impact the future. Ages 12 & up; FREE. Prince George’s Ballroom. 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785. 301-341-7439

Black Wall Street (1921)

MOVE Bombing (1985)

Ferguson (2014)

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Thursday, February 15, 6:30 pm

Frederick Douglass Speaks: African Americans from the Civil War to World War I This one-man performance highlights the progress of African Americans between the Civil War and World War I in all facets of American society. This program features presented actor and historical impersonator LeCount Holmes Jr. as 19th century African American leader Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass

Ages 12 & up Fee: $10/person Glenarden Community Center 815 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-5515

Friday, February 16, 4:30–5:30 pm

Black History Trivia/Bingo During this Trivia-Bingo event, youth will learn about influential African Americans and events. This fun yet educational event includes a Trivia Q&A, followed by a game of Bingo based on trivia questions and historical facts. Prizes and refreshments will be provided. Ages 6-12; FREE Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621

Friday, February 16, 6–9 pm

A Night of Live Jazz Join us for an evening of live entertainment and documentaries featuring the music of jazz greats such as Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and others that paved the way for the sound and love of the music. Bring a friend and enjoy! Light refreshments will be provided; registration is required by February 13, 2018. All ages Fee: Resident $12/person; Non-Resident $16/person Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2582

Billie Holiday —COURTESY OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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Saturday, February 17, 2–4 pm

Engineering 101: African American Inventors African American inventors helped shape the world we experience today from crucial inventions such as the spark plug to fun inventions like the Super Soaker. Learn more about these inventors and celebrate this creative spirit by building tables out of newspaper. Do you have the inventive spirit to solve this engineering challenge? Ages 8 & up Fee: $5/person (includes museum admission) College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr., College Park 20740 301-864-6029

Saturday, February 17, 8 pm

Love Song: Shirley Jones of the Jones Girls Former lead singer of the Jones Girls, Shirley Jones sings your favorite R&B songs and romantic ballads including her chart-topping “Who Can I Run To?,” “Do You Get Enough Love?,” and hits from her bestselling albums, Always in the Mood and Feels Like Heaven. Extend your Valentine’s Day celebration, and let your heart swell as you sway to the music of these soul-stirring songs. All ages Fee: $30/person; $25/person for seniors, . students and groups of 20 or more Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Shirley Jones

Sunday, February 18–Saturday, February 24, 12 noon–8 pm

Dick Gregory: His Life, His Work, His Legacy Join us for this weeklong celebration of the life and accomplishments of the late Dick Gregory. For the entire week, an exhibit will be on display where you can learn about his contributions to a variety of fields, including comedy, civil rights, humanitarian efforts, and nutrition. There will also be activities throughout the week, including an opening reception, a book signing with members of the Gregory family, a Family and Friends Night of reflections, and a performance of Ayana Gregory’s stage play on her father’s life. This event is in partnership with the Harmony Hall Regional Center’s John Addison Concert Hall. Spend the week with us and learn more about this phenomenal personality. For a full schedule of events and times, please visit arts.pgparks.com. Please RSVP at ohmanor@pgparks.com.

Dick Gregory

All ages; FREE Oxon Hill Manor 6901 Oxon Hill Manor Rd., Oxon Hill 20745 301-839-7782

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Sunday, February 18, 3 pm

Voices from the Past: Juanita Hall Delve into the life and music of little known Black Classical Musician soprano Juanita Hall, remembered for her role as Bloody Mary who sang “Bali Hai” from the movie South Pacific. Hear soprano Angela R. Simpson bring her to life during this moving recital with historic narration and visuals. All ages; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800 Juanita Hall

Monday, February 19, 11 am–2 pm

Discovery Cart: The Mailbox and Its African American Inventor In honor of Black History Month and the centennial of the first airmail flight from College Park, learn about the African American who invented the hinged door mailbox and design your own to take home! All ages; FREE with museum admission College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr., College Park 20740 301-864-6029

Tuesday, February 20, 7 pm

Film Screening: Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer As minority communities face the daily stranglehold of racial profiling and police officers face relentless scrutiny by an anxious public, tensions mount as lines are drawn in the sand. This documentary shows that this conflict may be solved by finding common ground with each other.

Producer and Director, A.J. Ali

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All ages; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd.,. Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Director of Photography, Errol Webber


Wednesday, February 21, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea: Esther Williams Trio Esther Williams presents an exciting program of jazz standards, rhythm & blues with a touch of gospel thrown in. Her name is one you’re sure to remember once you’ve seen this sensuous talented entertainer. It is said that in just one set, Esther will take you from a whispered, heart-warming ballad to a swinging, jazzy standard; right into something that gets you into your body and makes you move. Along with her husband, Davey Yarborough, Esther shares a “passion for and commitment to music and art in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community. Together, they’ve developed the Washington Jazz Arts Institute teaching young musicians to excel in an exciting and stimulating environment. All ages Fee: $18/person Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070 Esther Williams

Wednesday, February 21, 4–6 pm

The Black Hall of Fame Show with The Kinderman The Black Hall of Fame Show is an interactive program that gives participants “seeds” or basic information about contemporary and historic figures in the African American culture who have made important contributions to American history and culture. This program is conducted in a game-type format, where the audience has to match the picture of the person to the different facts about them. Participants will have a chance to interact with their peers while learning about the African American culture with the world famous Kinderman. Ages 6-12; FREE Deerfield Run Community Center. 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel 20708 301-953-7882

The Kinderman

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Thursday, February 22, 10 am–4 pm

Trip to Reginald F. Lewis Museum Join us as we travel to Baltimore to tour the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and its exhibits. Afterwards, join us on the Harbor for lunch on your own. Learn about the history of famous Marylanders from Harriet Tubman to Fredrick Douglas as we travel through time exploring the contributions of African Americans in this state. Transportation will be available from Columbia Park and Bladensburg Community Centers. Ages 60 & up Fee: Resident $10/person; Non-Resident $13/person Columbia Park Community Center 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover 20785 301-341-3749 Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Thursday, February 22, 6–9 pm

African American Medical Pioneers This exhibit highlights some of the most notable African American doctors and nurses, and some of the little-known black hospitals in the metropolitan area and abroad. Not long after the turn of the century, the nation had about 200 hospitals built primarily to serve blacks. For black health-care professionals, they were meccas; for black patients, they were welcome alternatives to being treated in neglected corners of segregated hospitals. Memorabilia, photos, displays, and light snacks will be available. All ages; FREE Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

African American Medical Pioneers— Freedmens Hospital

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Thursday, February 22, 2018, 8 pm

Film Screening & Discussion Killer of Sheep (1978) Join us for a screening and discussion of Charles Burnett’s 1978 film Killer of Sheep, a seminal work in African American film and American independent cinema. The film examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s. Burnett wrote, directed, shot, edited, and produced Killer of Sheep as his thesis at the University of California, Los Angeles. The film won prizes at the Berlin Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival in the early 1980s. In 2002, Killer of Sheep was declared one of the “100 Essential Films” by the National Society of Film Critics. In 2018, Charles Burnett will receive an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime of achievement in filmmaking. This event is co-sponsored by the Old Greenbelt Theatre and the M-NCPPC Black History Program. Ages 18 & up; FREE Old Greenbelt Theatre 129 Centerway, Greenbelt 20770 301-329-2034

Charles Burnett —COURTESY STUDIO HARCOURT

Friday, February 23, 11 am

Underground Railroad, Not a Subway In the puppet performance, Underground Railroad, Not a Subway, students will learn the true definition of the Underground Railroad and how it got its name. They’ll see and hear the story of a young boy who decides to run north and escape slavery. The story is narrated by an older gentleman who leads the audience through the boy’s journey north as he encounters free blacks, whites who are willing to help, and slave catchers. Will he make it? All ages; FREE Potomac Landing Community Center 12500 Ft. Washington Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-203-6043

Underground Railroad —COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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Friday, February 23, 6–8 pm

The Evolution of Hip-Hop Travel through time exploring the story of one of the most politically and socially influential forms of African American music: hip-hop. Hip-hop ushered breakdancing into pop culture and confirmed that graffiti was art. It has addressed social injustice, as well as political protest. This production is performed by the talented pre-teens from Columbia Park Community Center. Don’t miss it! All ages; FREE Columbia Park Community Center 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover 20785 301-341-3749

Friday, February 23, 7–9 pm

It’s Just Comedy!!! This event highlights the history of black comedians and their significance in American culture. The event features an exhibition on past and present African American comedians, as well as a live, clean comedy performance by local Comedian, Joe Recca. Light refreshments and wine will be provided. Moms Mabley

Ages 21 & up; FREE Newton White Mansion 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville 20721 301-249-2004

Saturday, February 24, 11 am–4 pm

“Celebrating Our History:” A Family Day Festival Redd Foxx

Join us as we close out the month for a celebration of our history! Enjoy an African dance class; watch a movie; and stop by for various workshops, performances, storytellers, food, crafts, and more! Vendors will be on-site selling a variety of reasonably priced items. All ages; FREE admission (Fees for vendor items & vending spaces) Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2582

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Saturday, February 24, 12 noon–4 pm

African American History Amazing Race Are you a black history trivia expert? Come find out! Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with the Amazing Race: Black History Trivia Edition. Start and finish the race at Good Luck Community Center Participate as an individual or as a group. Prizes will be awarded to the top participants! All ages; FREE Good Luck Community Center 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

Saturday, February 24, 2–5 pm

The Sovereign Social: NALA’s Black History Banquet Our 6th Annual Sovereign Social will be held in reverence of Black History Month for girls ages 5–15. Participants will engage in cultural etiquette discussions, learn proper dining etiquette, explore the history of African royalty, and participate in historical trivia contests and cultural games. Tea and dinner will be served. All girls must be in semi-formal attire or traditional African attire. Ages 5-15 Fee: Resident $15/person; Non-Resident $17/person Upper Marlboro Community Center 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-2828

Saturday, February 24, 4 pm

Slavery and Catholic America in the 19th Century “Catholicism was deeply entwined with slavery in the colonial Chesapeake and evolved with the changing nature of American society in the 19th century.” Professor Adam Rothman of Georgetown University traces the history of the Maryland Jesuit slave community, whose legacy is still felt today. Ages 12 & up; FREE Surratt House Museum 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton 20735 301-868-1121

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Saturday, February 24, 6 pm

Harlem Nights The spirit of the Harlem Renaissance is alive and well! Youth and teens will showcase talents from singing and dancing to poetry and drama in honor of the many influential artists and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance era. Auditions will be held at Vansville Community Center on January 31, February 7, and February 14, from 6:30–8:30 pm. The evening includes entertainment, refreshments, and an art gallery for attendees. All ages; FREE Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621

Saturday, February 24, 8 pm

Eddie Holman Concert Vocalist extraordinaire Eddie Holman is one of the most listened-to artists in the field of popular and classic R&B music. Born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in New York City, Holman showed his smooth tenor voice at an early age by winning Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre at age 10. After singing with The Delfonics and The Stylistics, he finally struck personal gold in 1970 with his ballad, “ Hey There Lonely Girl” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It sold over one million copies and was awarded gold record in March 1970. Eddie Holman works year-round, performing at concert halls throughout the world and mesmerizing throngs with his rich tenor voice and the original Philly sound, which he helped define. His exemplary career has certainly stood the test of time and his dignified musical legacy is one that will continue to flourish for as long as there is a song to sing.

Eddie Holman

All ages Fee: $40/person; $35/person for students & seniors Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Sunday, February 25, 2–3:30 pm

The Drinking Gourd Revised This story is about a family that transports a slave family to Canada in the Underground Railroad before the Civil War times. It begins with the son accidentally finding the hidden slaves and the father explaining the Underground Railroad to him, which is not a railroad but a path to freedom for slaves. Dad explains that even though he is breaking the law and it is bad, slaves deserve to be free. “Follow the Drinking Gourd” is a song the slaves would sing as well as the Big Dipper, leading them North. All ages Fee: $5/person Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

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Sunday, February 25, 3:30–5:30 pm

Ridgeley Rosenwald School Black History Month Celebration Join us for the Ridgeley Rosenwald School’s annual Black History Month celebration, honoring the 91st anniversary of the Ridgeley Rosenwald School. The school opened in 1927 as Colored School No. 1 in Election District 13. It was one of 27 schools in Prince George’s County built with financial assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which provided money to help build nearly 5,000 African American schools in the South during the early 20th century. This year’s program features a keynote address from Christopher Deutsch, the great-great-grandson of Julius Rosenwald. The program also includes a special recognition of former students of the Ridgeley Rosenwald School and refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Delta Ridgeley Task Force of the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For inquiries regarding this program, please contact the M-NCPPC Black History Program at Abraham Hall at 240-264-3415. All ages; FREE Ridgeley Rosenwald School 8507 Central Ave., Capitol Heights 20743 301-333-6560; 240-264-3415

Wednesday, February 28, 11 am-1 pm

Harlem Hellfighters: Documentary and Sip & Paint Join us as we watch a documentary on the Harlem Hellfighters discussing their contributions during World War I. Following the movie, participants will paint the Harlem Hellfighters unit insignia. The first 30 participants that register will receive a commemorative Harlem Hellfighters book. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required. All ages; FREE Huntington Community Center 13022 8th St., Bowie 20720 301-464-3725

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