Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center

Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center PGAAMCC celebrates and preserves the cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
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A virtual lecture by Dr. Chris Bonner about the history and legacy of the Reconstruction Era and Freedom Bureau. Followe...
06/15/2021

A virtual lecture by Dr. Chris Bonner about the history and legacy of the Reconstruction Era and Freedom Bureau. Followed by a demo of the Smithsonian Freedmen's Bureau Transcription Project.

Guest speaker, Christopher Bonner specializes in African American history, particularly black protest in the early United States. He is at work on a manuscript titled "The Price of Citizenship," which examines black activists' efforts to construct American citizenship before the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment. His teaching interests include African American politics and culture, slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic world, and race and ethnicity in early America.

In partnership with the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, Banneker-Douglass Museum, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Creative Edge Collaborative, Mansa Colabs and UMD Collaboratory.

Register for the Webinar for free today!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tealkYo2RuOlNIDJNiKNTw

#Juneteenth #Juneteenth2021 #PGAAMCCVirutalEvents

Did you know that the majority of free Black people lived in rural areas or plots of unwanted land during the Ante-Bellu...
06/08/2021

Did you know that the majority of free Black people lived in rural areas or plots of unwanted land during the Ante-Bellum South? Prince George's County had several communities like this such as Rossville, Valley Lane and Oxen Hill. Many are not aware of how African Americans developed throughout enslavement. Juneteenth is approaching soon and it is important for us to understand the crucial role played by African Americans during the Civil War. Knowing where to find good resources to investigate on Prince George's County history matters, so we will share books that will help in learning the history for yourself! We are happy to recommend book resources that will aid in learning the history of Prince George's County in anticipation of Juneteenth!

One excellent read we are happy to recommend is "Records & Recollections: Early Black History in Prince George's County" by Bianca P Floyd ( https://www.amazon.com/Records-recollections-history-Georges-Maryland/dp/B0006EVIQU )

#PrinceGeorgesCounty
#ourrootsarerevolutionary
#blackexcellence
#BlackMuseums

Did you know that the majority of free Black people lived in rural areas or plots of unwanted land during the Ante-Bellum South? Prince George's County had several communities like this such as Rossville, Valley Lane and Oxen Hill. Many are not aware of how African Americans developed throughout enslavement. Juneteenth is approaching soon and it is important for us to understand the crucial role played by African Americans during the Civil War. Knowing where to find good resources to investigate on Prince George's County history matters, so we will share books that will help in learning the history for yourself! We are happy to recommend book resources that will aid in learning the history of Prince George's County in anticipation of Juneteenth!

One excellent read we are happy to recommend is "Records & Recollections: Early Black History in Prince George's County" by Bianca P Floyd ( https://www.amazon.com/Records-recollections-history-Georges-Maryland/dp/B0006EVIQU )

#PrinceGeorgesCounty
#ourrootsarerevolutionary
#blackexcellence
#BlackMuseums

Biography Curlee Raven Holton is a printmaker and painter whose work has been exhibited professionally for over twenty-f...
04/28/2021

Biography Curlee Raven Holton is a printmaker and painter whose work has been exhibited professionally for over twenty-five years in more than thirty one-person shows and over eighty group shows. Holton, also was professor emeritus at Lafayette College after a 20-year career there. Later he opened a commercial print shop that he now manages called Raven Fine Art Editions. #BlackArtists #blackprintmakers #blackpainters #blackteachers #PrinceGeorgesProud #blackcreatives

Biography Curlee Raven Holton is a printmaker and painter whose work has been exhibited professionally for over twenty-five years in more than thirty one-person shows and over eighty group shows. Holton, also was professor emeritus at Lafayette College after a 20-year career there. Later he opened a commercial print shop that he now manages called Raven Fine Art Editions. #BlackArtists #blackprintmakers #blackpainters #blackteachers #PrinceGeorgesProud #blackcreatives

Meet Nehemiah Dixon, III. He is the Director of Community Engagement at The Phillips Collection. He is a mixed media art...
04/21/2021

Meet Nehemiah Dixon, III. He is the Director of Community Engagement at The Phillips Collection. He is a mixed media artist currently at The Red Dirt Studio. The core of his current practice is this generation and thinking about the issue; the materials he uses are a result of the process. Dixon participated in PGAAMCC’s ‘Artist Talk’ for the exhibition curated by Tim Davis, titled ‘Transforming Anew: Perspectives on Black Men that was on show at the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center in February 6, 2015 - April 25, 2015. In 2016, I started a company called Nonstop Art where I worked with a team of artists and developers to create and manage a makerspace in an affordable housing complex. No matter what form it takes, making art and working in the arts has been and a fulfilling and rewarding career. In 2016, He started a company called Nonstop Art where he worked with a team of artists and developers to create and manage a makerspace in an affordable housing complex. No matter what form it takes, making art and working in the arts has been and a fulfilling and rewarding career. #BlackArtist #BlackCreatives #PrinceGeorgesProud #LocalArtists #GatewayArts

J. Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford was appointed as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Prince George’s County, Maryland in ...
04/14/2021

J. Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford was appointed as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Prince George’s County, Maryland in September, 2018. She is an author, arts advocate, as well as the producer and host of award-winning poetry-based cable television show, Sojourn with Words. #JazzandPoetryMonth #PrinceGeorgesProud #PoetLaureate #BlackPoets #BlackPoetry

J. Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford was appointed as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Prince George’s County, Maryland in September, 2018. She is an author, arts advocate, as well as the producer and host of award-winning poetry-based cable television show, Sojourn with Words. #JazzandPoetryMonth #PrinceGeorgesProud #PoetLaureate #BlackPoets #BlackPoetry

Meet Rebecca and Rachel Crouch. These twin artists both produce work in varied media using color, texture, movement and ...
04/09/2021

Meet Rebecca and Rachel Crouch. These twin artists both produce work in varied media using color, texture, movement and flow. Their pieces are about the impossible and the discovery of promise. Music, life, limits, and change are just a few themes prevalent in Rachel's work. Meanwhile, Rebecca’s artistic premise stems from heartache, forgiveness, and new beginnings. Their poignant pieces are not only beautifully intoxicating stories but also timeless works of art.
#BlackWomenArtists #BlackArtists #TwinArtists #BlackGalleries #BlackGallery

In November 2018, Angela, a proud, life-long Prince Georgian, was elected as the 8th County Executive for Prince George’...
03/31/2021

In November 2018, Angela, a proud, life-long Prince Georgian, was elected as the 8th County Executive for Prince George’s County and the first woman to hold the position. Her administration is committed to providing a world-class education system, safe communities, and a robust economy that creates jobs and opportunities for all and increases the commercial tax base to ensure residents are provided with the services they deserve. #blackpolticalleaders #blackwomenleaders #BlackGirlMagicIsReal #PrinceGeorgesProud #dmvblackwomenleaders

In November 2018, Angela, a proud, life-long Prince Georgian, was elected as the 8th County Executive for Prince George’s County and the first woman to hold the position. Her administration is committed to providing a world-class education system, safe communities, and a robust economy that creates jobs and opportunities for all and increases the commercial tax base to ensure residents are provided with the services they deserve. #blackpolticalleaders #blackwomenleaders #BlackGirlMagicIsReal #PrinceGeorgesProud #dmvblackwomenleaders

Today we celebrate #Shero, Tonia Wellons is the President & CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the larg...
03/24/2021

Today we celebrate #Shero, Tonia Wellons is the President & CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the largest public foundation in the Greater Washington region. Previously, she served as a political appointee for the Obama Administration as head of global partnerships at the Peace Corps.#PrinceGeorgesProud #WashingtonCommunityFoundation #BlackWomenLeaders #ToniaWellons #BlackPolticalLeaders #DMVBlackWomenLeaders

Today we celebrate #Shero, Tonia Wellons is the President & CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the largest public foundation in the Greater Washington region. Previously, she served as a political appointee for the Obama Administration as head of global partnerships at the Peace Corps.#PrinceGeorgesProud #WashingtonCommunityFoundation #BlackWomenLeaders #ToniaWellons #BlackPolticalLeaders #DMVBlackWomenLeaders

Today, we celebrate Prince George's County #Shero, artist, Sam Vernon.  Vernon is a graduate of the Center for Visual an...
03/13/2021

Today, we celebrate Prince George's County #Shero, artist, Sam Vernon. Vernon is a graduate of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Suitland High School and went on to receive her Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. In her new book of prints, AFTER BELKIS, she shares her collection of 26 mono prints that are inspired by Cuban artist, Belkis Ayon. Congratulations to Sam Vernon on this achievement! 🖤🤍🖤🤍
#womenshistorymonth #pgaamcc #shero #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlmagicisreal #printmaking #blackartmatters
@samevernon

Today, we celebrate Prince George’s County Shero: Rhonda Dallas, Executive Director and Chief Curator for the @pgahc Pri...
03/13/2021

Today, we celebrate Prince George’s County Shero: Rhonda Dallas, Executive Director and Chief Curator for the @pgahc Prince George’s Arts & Humanities. Rhonda Dallas is a visionary arts administrator, public art curator and creative entrepreneur. Growing up in New York, Rhonda learned early on the transforming power of the arts and has since become a champion for the creative community. Her mission is clear; expand arts opportunities in Prince George’s County by building sustainable infrastructure, targeted alliances and policy driven advocacy.
#Womenshistorymonth #pgaamcc #shero #blackmuseumsmatter #pgahc #blackgirlmagic #BlackGirlMagicIsReal

Today, we celebrate Prince George’s County Shero: Rhonda Dallas, Executive Director and Chief Curator for the @pgahc Prince George’s Arts & Humanities. Rhonda Dallas is a visionary arts administrator, public art curator and creative entrepreneur. Growing up in New York, Rhonda learned early on the transforming power of the arts and has since become a champion for the creative community. Her mission is clear; expand arts opportunities in Prince George’s County by building sustainable infrastructure, targeted alliances and policy driven advocacy.
#Womenshistorymonth #pgaamcc #shero #blackmuseumsmatter #pgahc #blackgirlmagic #BlackGirlMagicIsReal

Happening now! Harriet Tubman - Her Life and Legacy in Maryland! Join the online discussion now at: https://us02web.zoom...
03/10/2021

Happening now!

Harriet Tubman - Her Life and Legacy in Maryland!

Join the online discussion now at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83471581896

#harriettubman #WomensHistoryMonth #blackwomeninhistory #onlinediscussion #PrinceGeorgesProud

Happening now!

Harriet Tubman - Her Life and Legacy in Maryland!

Join the online discussion now at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83471581896

#harriettubman #WomensHistoryMonth #blackwomeninhistory #onlinediscussion #PrinceGeorgesProud

On Wednesday March 10, at 2:30pm at we will host an online discussion titled "Harriet Tubman - Her Life and Legacy in Ma...
03/09/2021

On Wednesday March 10, at 2:30pm at we will host an online discussion titled "Harriet Tubman - Her Life and Legacy in Maryland".

Click here to Register: https://legacyandlifeinmaryland.eventbrite.com

Born enslaved in Dorchester County, Maryland, Araminta Ross successfully escaped bo***ge. This is a discussion exploring her life and work.

Maya Davis is the Legislative Liaison and Research Archivist at the Maryland State Archive where she consults on statewide projects that document, interpret, and preserve African American History and Culture. Maya currently serves as a commissioner of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and is a board member of the Prince George's County Historical Society. Previously she served as the Interim Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, staff at the City Museum of Washington, DC, and Vice Chair of the Annapolis 1864 Commission to Commemorate the Emancipation of Slavery in Maryland.

#WomensHistoryMonth #blackwomeninhistory #shero #africanamericanwomen #HarrietTubman #onlinediscussion #PrinceGeorgesProud

On Wednesday March 10, at 2:30pm at we will host an online discussion titled "Harriet Tubman - Her Life and Legacy in Maryland".

Click here to Register: https://legacyandlifeinmaryland.eventbrite.com

Born enslaved in Dorchester County, Maryland, Araminta Ross successfully escaped bo***ge. This is a discussion exploring her life and work.

Maya Davis is the Legislative Liaison and Research Archivist at the Maryland State Archive where she consults on statewide projects that document, interpret, and preserve African American History and Culture. Maya currently serves as a commissioner of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and is a board member of the Prince George's County Historical Society. Previously she served as the Interim Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, staff at the City Museum of Washington, DC, and Vice Chair of the Annapolis 1864 Commission to Commemorate the Emancipation of Slavery in Maryland.

#WomensHistoryMonth #blackwomeninhistory #shero #africanamericanwomen #HarrietTubman #onlinediscussion #PrinceGeorgesProud

Today we celebrate Prince George’s County Shero: Portia Washington Pittman, educator and daughter of Booker T. Washingto...
03/05/2021

Today we celebrate Prince George’s County Shero: Portia Washington Pittman, educator and daughter of Booker T. Washington. Mrs. Pittman and her husband, William Sydney Pittman, a prominent DC architect, lived in Fairmount Heights, an African American Township in Prince George’s County. William opened the first African American-owned architectural firm in the country in 1905. After his marriage to Portia Washington in 1907, he designed and built their home in Fairmount Heights. Portia was an accomplished pianist who began playing at age 10 and earned a degree in music from Bradford Academy in Massachusetts. PIttman made her musical debut in Washington, DC during a joint recital with the renowned Clarence Cameron White and began touring. When contracts ran slim for William, Portia supplemented the family's income by performing and offering piano lessons out of her home. The Pittman family moved to Dallas, Texas in 1913, and Portia began teaching music in a Dallas high school named for her father. After retirement, she devoted herself to recognition of her father’s place in history. The PGAAMCC preserves artifacts from the Pittman home that were unfortunately torn down due to disrepair.#Womenshistorymonth #pgaamcc #shero #blackmuseumsmatter #portiapittman #FairmountHeights

Today we celebrate Prince George’s County Shero: Portia Washington Pittman, educator and daughter of Booker T. Washington. Mrs. Pittman and her husband, William Sydney Pittman, a prominent DC architect, lived in Fairmount Heights, an African American Township in Prince George’s County. William opened the first African American-owned architectural firm in the country in 1905. After his marriage to Portia Washington in 1907, he designed and built their home in Fairmount Heights. Portia was an accomplished pianist who began playing at age 10 and earned a degree in music from Bradford Academy in Massachusetts. PIttman made her musical debut in Washington, DC during a joint recital with the renowned Clarence Cameron White and began touring. When contracts ran slim for William, Portia supplemented the family's income by performing and offering piano lessons out of her home. The Pittman family moved to Dallas, Texas in 1913, and Portia began teaching music in a Dallas high school named for her father. After retirement, she devoted herself to recognition of her father’s place in history. The PGAAMCC preserves artifacts from the Pittman home that were unfortunately torn down due to disrepair.#Womenshistorymonth #pgaamcc #shero #blackmuseumsmatter #portiapittman #FairmountHeights

Today we celebrate Prince George’s County's Honorable Lillian K. Beverly, founding member of the Prince George’s African...
03/03/2021

Today we celebrate Prince George’s County's Honorable Lillian K. Beverly, founding member of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. The idea of a Prince George’s County-based African American cultural institution was developed in the late 1990s by the North Brentwood Historical Society, the Friends of North Brentwood, and the determined leadership of former Mayor Lillian K. Beverly from 1995 -2007. #princegeorgesproud #northbrentwood #lilliankbeverly #northbrentwoodhistory

Today we celebrate Prince George’s County's Honorable Lillian K. Beverly, founding member of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. The idea of a Prince George’s County-based African American cultural institution was developed in the late 1990s by the North Brentwood Historical Society, the Friends of North Brentwood, and the determined leadership of former Mayor Lillian K. Beverly from 1995 -2007. #princegeorgesproud #northbrentwood #lilliankbeverly #northbrentwoodhistory

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4519 Rhode Island Ave
North Brentwood, MD
20722

Via bus: 83 and 86 to 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood MD 20722 Parking is limited. Street Parking Available. Additional Parking available at the future site of the PGAAMCC, 4511 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD 20722.

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To celebrate and inspire the Community through the cultivation, preservation, and presentation of the cultural and artistic contributions of African American diasporas in Prince George’s County, Maryland and beyond.

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