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Black History Month 2023

This year’s Black History Month theme is Resistance, a nod to Black Americans’ historic resistance of ongoing oppression, in all forms. Learn more at by going to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's website: (opens in new browser tab).

June 19 is known as Juneteenth: the oldest annual US holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Learn more at (opens in new browser tab).

Let’s focus, this month, on a positive narrative of Black culture – honoring successful business leaders, scientists, poets, musicians, philanthropists, and artists… There are lots of ways to celebrate Black History Month in North Brentwood at NBCC, and around Prince George's County! See info below about in-person and virtual events.

Events @ North Brentwood Community Center

Sponsored by North Brentwood Citizens Association
Call 301.864.0756 for registration and event details

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Feb 10

Night of Jazz & Comedy

7-10 pm - FREE

North Brentwood Community Center

Must register: call NBCC @ 301.864.0756

pool tournament for all ages in north brentwood

Feb 11

Intergenerational Pool Tourney

12 pm

North Brentwood Community Center

Call NBCC @ 301.864.0756 for details

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Feb 18

Community Bonding

12 pm

North Brentwood Community Center

Arts, crafts, activities, door prizes and light refreshments

Call NBCC @ 301.864.0756 for details

wanika fisher will lead north brentwood community celebration of black history month

Feb 25

Black History Month Celebration with Wanika Fisher

12 pm

North Brentwood Community Center

Join County Councilwoman Wanika Fisher for entertainment, door prizes and refreshments

Call NBCC @ 301.864.0756 for details

BHM Events in Prince George's County and are great sources for info about local Black History Month events.

Feb 1 - 28

Virtual Festival

Celebrate Black Resistance in the past, present and future. Association for the Study of African American Life and History's online Black History Month Festival has innovative programming.

Go to the ASALSH website at for more info (opens new browser tab).

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Feb 1 - 28

Black History Month Events

M-NCPPC has planned a comprehensive slate of Black History programs in Prince George's County. Events include: Family Festival, Xtreme Teens Understanding Afro-Caribbean & Afro-Latinx History and Culture, Jazz music, and Heritage Signature Chorale.

Go to to see the full events brochure (link opens in new tab). Black History Month brochure 2023

Feb 4 - Mar 26

Black History Exhibition

Black Resistance! Stories from PG County

All ages, FREE

Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel

Gallery Hours: 7 days/wk, 10 am – 5 pm

This year’s exhibit highlights stories of Black resistance (to oppression) in PG County.

Curated by M-NCPPC Black History Program. To schedule a school/community group tour, call 240.264.3415 or email

For exhibit details go to (link opens new tab in browser).

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