Black History Month Events in Frederick County

Black history month is a time to reflect, acknowledge, honor, and celebrate the immeasurable impact and contributions Black Americans had in American History.

Check out these events happening in Frederick County this month that highlight past and previous local Black leaders, celebrate Black culture, and educate the community on local and national Black history.


Calendar of Events:

“African Americans of Excellence” Art Exhibit
February 4 – February 26, 2023 | Gaslight Gallery (118 E. Church St.)

This Black History Month, enjoy a multi-media portraiture of prominent Frederick County citizens, portrayed in digital art by Yemi Fagbohun, photographs by Dr. Laura Sherwood and video by Russ Hodge of 3 Roads Communications. Learn more here


Frederick Community Black History Black History Gospel Choir
February 11, 2023 | 2:00 pm | Mt. Carmel UMC (9411 Baltimore RD, Frederick, MD)

Enjoy an afternoon of gospel music from a multi-church choir, historical moments, and a message from Rev. Rex Bowen of Jackson Chapel. This is a free event. Learn more at


Screening of the Award-Winning Documentary – “The Tale of the Lion: Our Stories. Our Voices.”
February 12, 2023 | 2:00 pm | C. Burr Artz Library (110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701)

Enjoy a documentary screening highlighting the oldest African American Citizens in Frederick, County MD. Share the memories, wit and wisdom that have shaped their lives. Free and open to the public.


Seed to Roots 2023
Monday, February 20, 2023 | 6:00 pm | Weinberg Center for the Arts (20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701)

The 3rd Annual See to Roots Youth Arts Performance will highlight Frederick City and County student artists and performers K through 12th grade in dance, music, poetry, and visual arts inspired by and in celebration of Black artists and Black history and culture. 100% of your ticket price goes to art scholarships. Learn more here.


Frederick County Generational Heroes
February 22, 2023 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Beneficial-Hodson Library and Learning Commons (401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701)

Join this panel discussion about local Black history and culture featuring Frederick County Council Vice President Kavonté Duckett, Civil Rights Activist Waymon Wright, and Joy Onley, one of 13 Black students to integrate into Frederick High School in 1958. Free and open to the public.


Black History in the Making – A Special Ceremony by Frederick County Government
February 23, 2023 | 10:00 am | Winchester Hall’s First Floor Hearing Room (12 E. Church St, Frederick, MD 21701)

County Executive Jessica Fitzwater invites the public to attend “Black History in the Making,” a ceremony dedicated to celebrating the many history-making contributions Black members of our community make every day here in Frederick County. This ceremony will include a performance by local Hip Hop Artist Asa Weeks, remarks from Frederick County Council Vice President Kavonté’ Duckett and Frederick County’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Michael Hughes, on behalf of the Human Rights Commission, a Spoken Word performance by UDADA and a brief presentation by AARCH Society President Protean Gibril. This event is free and open to the public.


Documentary Screening” “Back to Our By-Gone Days”
Remembering Lincoln School in Frederick, MD

February 26, 2023 | 3:00 pm | Jackson Chapel UMC (5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD)

Enjoy music by The Frederick County Black History Gospel Choir, the Strong Tower Dance Ministry and a documentary screening on the brief history of this African American Frederick County school highlighting former students who share their fond memories of attending Lincoln School prior to integration.


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