Celebrate Black History Month

February 22, 2023

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  • Did you know? The Banneker-Douglass Museum in downtown Annapolis is Maryland’s official museum of African-American heritage. Its mission is “documenting, interpreting, and promoting African-American history.” Visit bdmuseum.maryland.gov for information on all Banneker-Douglass Museum offerings, including art and history exhibits, activities, programs, a virtual tour, and a dedicated YouTube channel.
  • Anne Arundel Community College is celebrating Black History Month with art exhibits, workshops, a spoken word evening where locals can RSVP to share their art, and movie screenings. To learn more about AACC’s plans, visit aacc.edu/black-history.
  • On February 19 at 1 pm, Maryland Hall will host Freedom Way: A Blueprint of African American Resistance and Liberation in the United States. Freedom Way is an exhibition and presentation that was created and will be narrated by Bishop Craig Coates, a local pastor and historian. From Maryland Hall’s website: “Freedom Way is a music and art collection of boldly framed graphic posters, each depicting words and pictures of some of the many milestones and inhumanities experienced by Black people on the long road to freedom from enslavement.” For more information, visit https://www.marylandhall.org/events/freedom-way-exhibition-presentation/2023-02-19/.
  • Visit Anne Arundel County Public Library’s website at aacpl.net/blackhistory for a calendar of events that celebrate Black history, as well as Black History Month Booklists.

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