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Posted on: January 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Annual Black History Month Opening Reception/Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 13, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com 
EXHIBIT CONTACT: CAROLEE SMITH 301-203-6070 - or – Carolee.Smith@pgparks.com 


Annual Black History Month Opening Reception/Exhibition
With the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation 

Riverdale, MD – Celebrate this year’s Black History Month with phenomenal offerings of activities, events, exhibits, performing arts and more that the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation has planned throughout Prince George’s County. This year is inspired by the national theme – “African Americans and The Vote” –, which speaks to the continuous struggle on the part of both Black men and women for the right to vote.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects the right of women to vote. In honor of this milestone, the Department invites you to experience their Black History Month Exhibition – “Black Women & Politics: To the Ballot and Beyond” –, which explores the various ways that Black women have engaged in electoral politics before and after gaining the right to vote.

WHAT: Opening Reception Annual Black History Month Exhibition: Black Women & Politics: To the Ballot and Beyond

WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2 PM – 5 PM

WHERE: Harmony Hall Arts Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744

COST: FREE

This year’s exhibition looks at the history of Black women in the fight for suffrage and beyond. From Black women leaders in the antebellum suffrage movement to the election of the first Black woman as County Executive in Prince George’s County, this exhibit explores the multiple ways that Black women have engaged in electoral politics before and after gaining the right to vote.

Gallery exhibit is open from January 26 through to March 29, Monday – Friday 8:30AM - 8PM, Saturday 10AM - 4PM, and Sunday 10AM - 2PM. 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 M-NCPPC Black History Program at Abraham Hall at 240-264-3415 or blackhistory@pgparks.com.

 For more information on Black History Month events, click here.

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