16th Annual HBCU Fair is Set for February 16
Registration for the 16th Annual HBCU Fair opens on Friday, Jan. 19.

This free, in-person event on Feb. 16 at The Universities at Shady Grove offers students in Grades 8-12 a chance to connect with representatives from over 50 HBCUs. Explore admissions, financial aid, testing, majors, and more through informative sessions with college representatives.  The fair includes a college preparation workshop for middle school students and parents, discussions on college life, FAFSA completion assistance, scholarship information, and more. Co-sponsored by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery County Chapter of the NAACP, this event requires registration for students and parents/guardians. Participating students can earn three SSL hours by attending at least 2 workshop sessions and completing an SSL form provided after the event. For additional details, reach out to your school’s College and Career Coordinator or contact Dr. Karen Crews, Director, Student Well-Being and Achievement at [email protected] or 240-740-3952.
February 10 – Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor – Through music, images and drama, this multimedia play celebrates the courage and resilience of Americans fighting injustice during the Civil Rights Movement. Recommended for ages 8 to 13, the story centers on a 12-year-old boy in the 1960s South. After he reads a negative editorial on school integration in his local newspaper, he takes matters into his own hands and speaks out for equality and inclusion. The show, which starts at 11 a.m., is part of the Saturday Morning Children’s Series at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville.
February 10 – Black History Month Family Day – Families can celebrate Black History Month at this free, drop-in event at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. In addition to story times and hands-on activities from 1 to 3 p.m., attendees can add to the “I Have a Dream Canvas” and make a compass.
February 16 – History Happy Hour: Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood The Sandy Spring Museum is hosting a happy hour event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. led by the White House Historical Association’s Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood initiative, which “seeks to identify and share the stories of the enslaved workers who built, lived in, and worked at the White House,” according to the museum’s website. Tickets can be purchased online for $20 for museum member admission and $25 for general admission, and they include complimentary snacks and wine.
February 24-25 – Black History Month Family Days – From noon to 4 p.m. on both days, families can experience what life was like for kids in Dawn, the Canadian settlement that Rev. Josiah Henson created in Canada after his family escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. The event, which is best for visitors age 4 and older, is at the Josiah Henson Museum and Park and is included in the museum admission price: $5, $4 for children and seniors.
WINSTON CHURCHILL HS – Black History Celebration – Thursday, February 22 – 6-8pm (cafeteria) Come enjoy food, games, and special speakers as the students from the Black Student Union and Minority Scholars Program celebrate the rich culture and history of black and African Americans in Montgomery County and beyond.
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