Lecture: Mentoring our Way to Better Communities

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

The Kinsey Collection:
Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
Where Art and History Intersect
Presented by
Wells Fargo

Bernard, Shirley and Khalil's service to others have earned them accolades as mentors. The Kinsey family will speak to mentors and mentees on the importance of knowing one's past in order to move towards a brighter future.

The Kinsey Collection, currently on view at the museum through March 2, 2014, is presented by Wells Fargo.

RSVP online for free admission to the museum and talk or call 443-263-1854.

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Lecture: An Educators' Guide to The Kinsey Collection

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

The Kinsey Collection:
Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
Where Art and History Intersect
Presented by
Wells Fargo

Bernard Kinsey, collector, will lead educators from around Maryland through the current exhibition, The Kinsey Collection. Mr. Kinsey will lecture on the "myth of absence" of African Americans in American history. Teachers will receive lesson plans on using pieces from The Kinsey Collection, such as an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, to teach history and civil rights. The Kinsey Collection, currently on view at the museum through March 2, 2014, is presented by Wells Fargo.

RSVP online for free admission to the museum and talk or call 443-263-1854.

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WJZ-TV 2015 Black History Month Oratory Contest

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WJZ-TV hosts its annual Black History Month Oratory Contest open to all high school students in Maryland. Twenty semi-finalists will be selected to present their memorized essays on selected quotes from African American historical and cultural figures. A panel of judges will select the top three winners who will receive cash prizes and other items from the event sponsors. The snow date is March 8.

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2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration

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The year 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation, and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. These milestones underscore our MLK Birthday Weekend Celebration. With a theme of service, the museum commemorates Dr. King with music, performances, lectures, and more January 18-20. The programming targets a broad range of audiences: educators, teens, families, and the corporate community. The weekend culminates on Dr. King's birthday January 20 with a special museum admission of $5.

Saturday January 18

10am — Lecture: An Educators' Guide to The Kinsey Collection
Bernard Kinsey, collector, will lead educators from around Maryland through the current exhibition, The Kinsey Collection. Mr. Kinsey will lecture on the "myth of absence" of African Americans in American history. Teachers will receive lesson plans on using pieces from The Kinsey Collection, such as an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, to teach history and civil rights. RSVP online for free admission to museum and event.

12pm — Living History: Rosa Parks
Master Storyteller Janice Curtis Greene brings the courage of Rosa Parks alive for kids and families. Children are invited to join in a children's civil rights march after the program.

2pm — Lecture: Mentoring our Way to Better Communities
Bernard, Shirley and Khalil's service to others have earned them accolades as mentors. The Kinsey family will speak to mentors and mentees on the importance of knowing one's past in order to move towards a brighter future. RSVP online for free admission to museum and event.

Sunday January 19

2pm — Film and Panel MLK: The Assassination Tapes
Dr. King's assassination was recorded on video, tape recorder and camera. Why have we seen so little of it? View a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage in this documentary. A panel discussion follows with experts from the worlds of civil rights and history. They help us understand what progress we have made since one of the most shocking assassinations in American history.

Monday January 20

12-4pm — Birthday Celebration!
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 — Lecture: Keynote Speech by Bernard Kinsey
Collector Bernard Kinsey discusses artifacts from his personal collection, such as a signed letter from Dr. King, that narrate in real terms the history of civil rights and Jim Crow laws. The artifacts are on view through March 2 at the museum as part of The Kinsey Collection exhibition.

The Kinsey Collection:
Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
Where Art and History Intersect
Presented by
Wells Fargo

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Slavery by Another Name Community Talk

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Slavery By Another Name tells the history of forced labor on African Americans that occurred in the South for eighty years after Emancipation through World War II. Participate in a civic discussion on the use of forced labor and the criminalization of African Americans in the past and in contemporary times. This forum will include viewing film segments of the documentary Slavery By Another Name and a panel discussion with area scholars.

Community Forum: Slavery By Another Name is funded by CREATED EQUAL: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. “Created Equal” is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. Free. Register online or call 443-263-1875.

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Women’s History for Girls: Story Time

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Author Crystal Marable reads her children’s book Graceful Gabby Finds Love in Blue. Hear how Graceful Gabby, disappointed that her room is not “pinky” perfect, learns from her Gran Ma-Ma about gratitude. Participants will create African crowns and enjoy a tea party after the reading. Program included with museum admission.

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

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Black History Live! with Culture Queen

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Teaching artist Culture Queen™ leads children in an interactive workshop with drama, movement, art and music as they use future hero™ powers to envision the future of America 20 years from now. This workshop is inspired by The Kinsey Collection. Program included with museum admission.

This event will be rescheduled due to weather. Check back for a new date and time.

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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.

Important Information: 

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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