Gallery Openings and Events

Harmony Hall Arts Center Presents Black Women & Politics: To the Ballot and Beyond

Courtesy of M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation.

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 26 from 2pm to 5pm

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

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.

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.

Harmony Hall Arts Center’s Main Gallery is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD.