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This Black History Month, we are hosting a series of events to help you explore, connect and grow! From storytimes and crafts to historical lectures and films, we've got something for you and your loved ones. All events are free and open to the public.

Sojourner Truth Room

African American Incorporated Towns in Prince George’s County have become the focus of the Sojourner Truth Room at the Oxon Hill Branch Library.  The historically African American towns of North Brentwood, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden and Eagle Harbor.

African American Heritage

ProQuest® African American Heritage was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. Information on creating your account can be found here.

All Featured Events

Sat, Feb 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oxon Hill
Janice the Griot Presents: Experience the Civil Rights movement in Baltimore through a riveting historical portrayal of the first African American woman to achieve a law degree from the University of Maryland and to be licensed to practice law in Maryland.

Sat, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
South Bowie
Join historian C.R. Gibbs as he discusses "We Are Rising! The Story of Black Women & the Vote." Part 5 of the African Lecture Series.

Sat, Feb 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Come listen to a librarian read favorite stories aloud and do related activities and games. Join us in celebrating the achievements of trailblazing black women in STEM.

Staff Picks

Community Recommendations

Award-Winning Titles from African American Authors

Celebrate and explore the historically African American incorporated towns of Prince George’s County: Eagle Harbor, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden and North Brentwood. Speak, share and preserve your story as we record oral histories, share community stories and preserve family memories.

Have a story to share? Call the Sojourner Truth Room at Oxon Hill to schedule an oral history recording session: (301)-839-2400x1779