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Black History in Our City

Rockville celebrates Black History Month in February and encourages community members to explore our city’s rich African American heritage.

Visit to find the city’s African-American Heritage Walking Tour story map. The map, developed by the city’s Department of Community Planning and Development Services, runs 2 miles and includes 18 locations in and around Rockville Town Center highlighting people and places important to the city’s Black history from the 18th- through 20th-century.

Rockville 11’s YouTube channel offers a playlist highlighting activists, pioneers, places, city leaders, Black history facts and community members who remind us of the many contributions made by African Americans to Rockville and our country. Find it at

To cap off Black History Month, Deputy City Manager Barack Matite and Tyree Davis IV, Rockville’s advisor to the city manager for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, will join Katherine Kirk-Dantzler, Rockville’s director of communication, for a conversation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 live on YouTube and the city’s Facebook page.

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