February is Black History Month!

Throughout the month of February you’ll find many events around the county celebrating African American heritage.

Our Heritage: From the Civil War to Education in Montgomery County Lecture Series
Sponsored by Montgomery Co. Public Libraries & Montgomery History

  • Saturday, February 4, 2pm
    Still Standing: One- and Two-Room Schoolhouses and the Early Days of Public Education
    Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center in Burtonsville
  • Sunday, February 12, 2pm
    The Boyd School and Education
    Quince Orchard Library, Gaithersburg
  • Thursday, February 16, 6pm
    Within These Walls: The Contraband Hospital & the African Americans Who Served There
    Twinbrook Library, Rockville

Black History Month at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum

  • Saturday, February 11, 3pm
    Looking Ahead with James L. Stowe, Director of Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights.
    Sandy Spring Slave Museum, Sandy Spring

Emancipation to Integration: 150 Years of Advancement in Educational Equality Lecture Series
Sponsored by Peerless Rockville

  • Friday, February 24, 7pm
    The Experience of Emancipation in Maryland Lecture & Exhibit Opening
    Rockville Memorial Library
  • Saturday, March 11, 1pm
    The Rise of Separate but Unequal Schools
    Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant Church, Rockville 

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Black History Month

  • Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26; non to 4pm
    A Walk in Father Henson’s Footsteps Tours & Screenings of “The Search for Josiah Henson”
    Josiah Henson Park, N. Bethesda
  • Sunday, February 26, 3pm
    Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom Spoken Word Poetry Event
    Josiah Henson Park, N. Bethesda

1st Rkv Colored School credit Peerless

Rockville Colored School c.1900; Courtesy of Peerless Rockville, James. C. Moore Collection