The Kinsey Collection
Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
Through March 2, 2014
Explore over 400 years of African American art and artifacts from a collection that is among the largest of its kind in the world. Museum admission required.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
February 1-28, 2014
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
A Walk in Father Henson's Footsteps
Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22
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
Black History Month in Motion
February 19, 2014
Celebrate Black History Month in motion! This year take a journey through song and dance performances, spoken word and more that will evoke strong moments in time.
Prince George's Ballroom
Lyrical Rhythms: "The Sounds of Freedom"
February 22, 2014
Close out our Black History Month celebration with our annual 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
North Bethesda, Montgomery County
African American Celebrations
February 23, 2014
This showcase of African-American culture features the Maryland State Boychoir's Tour, Concert, Treble and Changed Voice Choirs singing traditional hymns, African-American spirituals, gospel selections and music from Africa. It recognizes talented composers of African-American music-Moses Hogan, Rollo Dilworth, William Dawson, Keith Hampton and Glenn Burleigh. In addition, excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech, and poetry and prose of prominent African-American writers will be featured.
Whitestone Baptist Church
Baltimore, Baltimore City
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)