Author Talk: Historic African American Leisure Destinations

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What were the vacation options for African Americans in the Jim Crow Era? Author Patsy M. Fletcher and Architectural Historian Anne Bruder will share with us tourist attractions from parks, resorts and beach communities that African Americans frequented in the Maryland Region. Ms. Bruder will discuss the Negro Travelers’ Green Book, the well-known travel guide used by African Americans during the mid-20th century.  The event will conclude with a signing of Ms. Fletcher’s book, Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington, DC.

Regular Admission: Members - Free / Non-Members - $8

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VTDance Showcase and Workshop: iWitness

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Enjoy a dance performance by choreographer Vincent E. Thomas contemplating acts of humanity when media and the human spirit intersect in a deeply moving, multi-layered work - iWitness. Following the performance, the audience can participate in an interactive workshop exploring their values and consciousness around masculinity through verbal and physical conversations. CLICK HERE TO SAMPLE VTDance

In conjunction with our exhibition Sons

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White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

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(52mins) Prominent artists, scholars and cultural critics weigh in on the degree to which early Black superheroes generally adhered to common stereotypes about black men in comic books. From the humorous, to the offensive, early Black superheroes are critically considered. Join comic book author  Dwayne "Max Man" Johnson for a  post discussion on the evolution of  black comic book heroes following the film screening. Mr. Johnson is the author of Maximum Man, The Man of Might.  CLICK HERE FOR THE TRAILER

In conjunction with our exhibit Sons.

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Musical Youth Concert: Peabody Preparatory Improvisation and Creative Composition Ensemble

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Enjoy a summer concert listening to the musical tones of Baltimore City Youth from the Peabody Preparatory Improvisation and Creative Composition Ensemble.   The recital will feature: Brandon Woody, Trumpet, Russell Kirk, Sax, Dan Trahey, Tuba, Jared Perry, Trumpet, Kayin Scanterbury, Drums and members of Peabody's Tuned In program. The repertoire will include works composed by the members of the ensemble and Baltimore City youth.

Tuned In is a program for Baltimore City Public School Youth that provides music lessons, music theory, summer learning, and weekly rehearsals. 

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Henrietta Lacks: HeLa Project

The exhibition asks visitors to compare their perceptions to reality, journeying through four parts of the gallery. From this microcosm of African American males, visitors can learn of some of the realities and challenges facing African American men.

Jazz: Front and Center with Center Stage

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Join Baltimore’s Center Stage cast for selected readings of the play Jazz, before its closing day at Center Stage on June 25. The reading will be followed by a talk with director Kwame Kwei-Armah and the cast moderated by Shirley Basfield Dunlap, ‎Director of Theatre at Morgan State University. Jazz, based on Toni Morrison’s exhilarating novel, tells the tale of Joe and Violet’s move from the Virginia countryside to Harlem at the turn of the century. They are young and in love. Twenty years later, Joe’s interactions with a young woman set off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. The peeling back of layers and alternating perspectives ultimately expose sympathetic characters, who reveal their own rhythms.

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The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball

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Hear the inspiring true story of a high school that overcame desperate circumstances in 1980s Baltimore to launch four NBA players that gave hope to a neighborhood and a city. Author Alejandro Danois introduces us to The Boys of Dunbar, about Dunbar High School’s basketball program. In the early 1980s, it produced the best team not only in Baltimore, but in the entire country, and arguably of all time. Four starting players—Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Williams, David Wingate, and Reggie Lewis—would eventually play in the NBA. Danois takes us into the lives of the young players, and Coach Bob Wade, a former NFL player from the same neighborhood, who knew that the basketball court held a key to the future. A book signing follows. In conjunction with the current exhibition Sons: Seeking the Modern African American Male.

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Black and Cuba

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(83 mins) Street-smart Ivy League students who are outcasts at their elite universities band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. Intent on sharing their experiences, the students film their journey in the streets of Havana and Santiago. While documenting their poignant encounters with Afro-Cuban youth and neighborhood block parties, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social mobility. This edgy and artful diary of their travels uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. Featuring Fidel Castro, Fred Hampton, Che Guevara, Malcolm X, and Assata Shakur in rarely-seen footage. In observance of Caribbean Heritage Month.

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Driver

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(38 mins) Driver is a short film about a gypsy cab operator who, as an estranged father, is given a second chance at fatherhood after a family tragedy. Darryl decides to embrace the role while most men, estranged from years of not being with their children, might have stayed away. What follows is Darryl’s story of self-healing. Directed and written by Yucef Mayes. A post-film discussion follows with the filmmaker and Actor/Executive Producer Rodney Gilbert. In conjunction with the current exhibit Sons: Seeking the Modern African American Male.

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On Kee Jazz Band

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Come enjoy the contemporary jazz sounds of the On Kee Jazz Band. Joe Sample, Don Alias and Sonny Rollins are just a few of the incredible influences of this electrifying group.

This performance is a part of the Third Thursday series. On the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. $8 members, $10 non-members. Media sponsor: WEAA.

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On Kee Jazz Band

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