Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
February 1-28, 2013
The B&O Railroad Museum opens a new African American exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
Tubman Wreath-Laying Ceremony
February 2, 2013
Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden
Harriet Tubman Centennial events
A Walk in Father Henson's Footsteps
Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23
Each Saturday in February you can retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave on the Isaac Riley plantation. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(Spoken-word poetry event follows Feb. 23 tour)
Close out our Black History Month celebration with our anual poetry event. Create and share your own "sounds of freedom" in the form of original poetry. Only self-guided tours are offered during the program. A reception with light refreshments immediately follows.
Josiah Henson Park
African-American Heritage Walking Tour
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013; 1 p.m.
Adults, $14; under 12, $4
Visit important Annapolis historical sites including the Thurgood Marshall Memorial and the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial. Reservations are recommended.
February 17, 2013
A look back at the last fifty years in African American art, Colored Frames is an unflinching exploration of influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists from the civil rights era to the present.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Black History Month: "Red Tails"
Feb. 21, 2013
Join us for a screening of Red Tails, a film about the Tuskegee Airmen. Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard, and produced by George Lucas, Red Tails is the story of the first African American pilots to fly for the United States Military. Activities will start at 7pm, the movie will be shown at 8pm. Red Tails is rated PG-13
College Park Aviation Museum
Prince George's County
The African-American experience in Maryland is full of accomplishments and sacrifices, past and present, that have shaped both a culture and a state.
African American Heritage Guide (pdf)
Underground Railroad Brochure (pdf)
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway (pdf)