African American Art, History and Culture: “What You Didn’t Learn In High School History”

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The Kinsey Family. From left to right: Bernard, Shirley, and Khalil Kinsey.

Collector Bernard Kinsey tells the story of struggle, achievement and contribution of the African American experience that is rarely told or taught in school.

At Morgan State University Gilliam Hall. 11am-1pm.

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A Fresh Look at the Underground Railroad with Professor Cheryl J. LaRoche

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Professor Cheryl J. LaRoche lectures on her new book, Free Black Communities & the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance. The work explores how the free black community assisted the escapes of enslaved runaways in three Midwest communities. Using archaeology and historical research on black churches, fraternal organizations, and Quaker communities, LaRoche brings a fresh approach to the scholarship of the Underground Railroad.

Please register by calling 443-263-1816 or emailing resourcecenter@maamc.org.

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Snow date is February 15th.

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MLK Day Celebration 2014

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Special museum admission: $5. Schedule:

12:30pm: Actor David Mills stirs audiences with a living history performance of Dr. King.
1pm: The MLK Streets Project film screening. Follow a group of teens across America as they visit the sobering conditions of streets named after the civil rights hero.
2:30pm: Singing Sensation Youth Choir. The talented youth have performed at the Mormon Tabernacle Square, warm us with their harmonies.
3pm: Keynote speech by Bernard Kinsey of The Kinsey Collection. The Kinsey Collection is presented by Wells Fargo.

Watch this video of the Singing Sensations:

Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration

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Corinthia Cromwell and the Evolution Band

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Gospel jazz and saxophone great Corinthia Cromwell makes your “spirit soar,” says The Examiner. This Wynton Marsalis protege was awarded “Up and Coming Artist of the Year 2011” by Baltimore Jazz Awards.

On Third Thursdays, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum is the perfect place to relax and mingle. Tour our permanent galleries, visit our special exhibition and enjoy a variety of entertainment for only $5, from 5pm–8pm. Performances begin at 6pm.

Click here to RSVP for this event. Note: You will still need to buy museum admission.

 Watch this live performance video:

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Gabrielle Goodman

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Besides touring with Roberta Flack, Mary J. Blige, and Patti Labelle, the remarkable Gabrielle Goodman is a critically-acclaimed songstress in her own right. She shares her latest release “Spiritual Tapestry” tonight.

On Third Thursdays, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum is the perfect place to relax and mingle. Tour our permanent galleries, visit our special exhibition and enjoy a variety of entertainment for only $5, from 5pm–8pm. Performances begin at 6pm.

Watch footage from a 2010 performance:

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Marc Avon Evans

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Evans’ baritone “effortlessly grabs every [record] track and stamps quality all over it,” according to Blues & Soul Magazine. Start your year with Evans’ poetic blend of jazz and R&B.

On Third Thursdays, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum is the perfect place to relax and mingle. Tour our permanent galleries, visit our special exhibition and enjoy a variety of entertainment for only $5, from 5pm–8pm. Performances begin at 6pm.

Watch Evans at a recent performance:

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Rosa Parks’ Freedom Road

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Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with Master Storyteller Janice Curtis Greene. She recounts the courageous stories of Rosa Parks, who helped integrate public bus transportation in Montgomery, Alabama. Children will participate in their own civil rights march during this program. Included with museum admission.

Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration

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Verizon Open House 2014

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Verizon

Celebrate Black History Month with an open house at the museum. Join friends, neighbors, community innovators and business leaders for a day full of interactive tours, activities and entertainment. Free.

Help spread the word! Download the flyer here.

 

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Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

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(100 minutes) Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960's. Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement. As a result, she finds herself fighting to keep her job, and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace, and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for "Power to All People." Included with museum admission.

Click here to RSVP for this event. Note: You will still need to buy museum admission.

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American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand

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(1 hour 57 minutes) Athlete, singer, and scholar, Robeson was a charismatic champion of the rights of the poor working man, the disenfranchised, and people of color. He led a life in the vanguard of many movements, achieved international acclaim for his music, and suffered tremendous personal sacrifice. His story is one of the great dramas of the 20th century--spanning an international canvas of social upheaval and ideological controversy. American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand blends voices, music, visual montages, and interviews into a seamless portrait of a remarkable man. Starring Harry Belafonte. Included with museum admission.

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Watch his famous performance of "Ol' Man River" from the 1936 film version of Showboat:

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