Cultural Celebrations

  1. Black History Month
  2. Women's History Month
  3. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

February is Black History Month! We invite residents and employees to join in the celebration this month and every month of the year by checking out some of the resources* below.

Black History Month Proclamation Video


The City of Frederick Employee Recognition Video: Black History Month


History of Black History Month

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. This annual celebration recognizes the achievements of African Americans and acknowledges their central role in U.S. history. You can find more history on the origins of Black History Month on the federal African American History Month website or the History Channel's feature on Black History Month. 

Local Black Community in Frederick

  • 15,486 community members identify as Black or African American, according to 2020 Esri Demographics
  • The community includes youth, parents, families, LGBTQ+, people of faith, and more.
  • Learn more about the history of the Black community of Frederick past and present on the Heritage Frederick website.

Frederick Celebrates Black History Month

Looking to shop or attend events to celebrate? Check out these local opportunities!

Recommended Resources

*Note: Many of the links included in the following content sections are to third party websites. The City of Frederick does not endorse any of the following products or services and the quality of each website will vary.