History and Concept of Hip Hop Dance: The Street Culture that became a Global Expression (43 minutes)

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This documentary explores the history of the hip-hop dance style from 1970’s break-dancing to modern day hip-hop in Afro-Latino communities. The film includes interviews with dancers and thoughtful commentary from hip-hop guru Rennie Harris.

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Museum admission required.

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A Woman of Courage: Harriet Tubman (Ages 6-10)

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Celebrate Harriet Tubman’s life and learn of her courageous acts through storytelling, music and art with Culture Kingdom Kids.  Children will learn how Tubman communicated secret messages on the Underground Railroad, and will also create a quilt block to honor this Maryland hero.

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Museum admission required.

In conjunction with Homage to Harriet.

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Film Presentation: “The Black Girl Project”

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Hear from young African American women who speak on hope, triumph, education, sex, relationships, abuse, love and more. A panel discussion with filmmaker Aiesha Turman and cast members will follow the screening.
 

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Museum admission required.
In conjunction with Homage to Harriet.
*This program has been rescheduled from March 9 to March 30.

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Colored Frames (56 minutes)

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A look back at the last fifty years in African American art, Colored Frames is an unflinching exploration of influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists from the civil rights era to the present.

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Museum admission required.

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Bulldozing Jim Crow: Urban Redevelopment and the Troubled Cause of Civil Rights

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Professor Nathan Connolly of Johns Hopkins University discusses how housing demolition and the displacement of African Americans became the default, "progressive" response to racial inequality in the American real estate market during the civil rights era.

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Museum admission required; $3 admission for Hopkins students with valid student IDs.
Snow Date: February 16, 2 p.m.

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Oral Traditions: African American Folktales (Ages 6-10)

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Enjoy African American folktales with storyteller “Janice the Griot.” In this interactive, music filled workshop, Janice the Griot shares popular animal folklores taught in the African American community that incorporates cultural values. Children will create their own folktales during this storytelling workshop.

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Museum admission required.
In conjunction with Defining Moments: An Exhibition of Works by Bryan Collier.

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The Barber of Birmingham (25 minutes)

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Special Times: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Follow 85 year-old James Armstrong, an African American barber and civil rights activist in Birmingham, Alabama, as he experiences the manifestation of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African American president.

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MLK Jr. Weekend Special Admission: $5

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DEFINING MOMENTS Opening Day, The Imagery of Stories: Bryan Collier (for all ages)

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Acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier examines imagery from his children’s books Martin’s Big Words, Rosa and Barack Obama and conducts a live demonstration of his artistic techniques.  Children can create their own artistic illustrations and light refreshments are provided.

Schedule of Events:

12:00- 12:15 PM          Remarks from Dr. Skipp Sanders and Bryan Collier (Theater, 2nd Floor)

12:15- 1:15 PM            The Imagery of Stories Program with Bryan Collier (Theater, 2nd Floor)

1:00-3:00 PM                Collage Craft Activity (Upper Lobby, 2nd Floor)

1:20-2:00 PM                Bryan Collier in Exhibition Gallery to meet & greet and work on mini-collage        

                                        activity – (Gallery, 2nd Floor)

2:00-3:00 PM               Book Signing with Bryan Collier- Upper Lobby, 2nd Floor (next to gallery)

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FREE EVENT: part of MLK Jr. Weekend and opening day activities for Defining Moments: An Exhibition of Works by Bryan Collier.

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Bea Gaddy Food Drive at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

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6:00pm - 8:30 p.m. Bea Gaddy Family Centers invites you to join Dannell Ellerbee (#59) of the Baltimore Ravens for a food drive at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum supporting Bea Gaddy’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Drop off non-perishable food or monetary donations, meet and take photos with Baltimore Ravens #59, Dannell Ellerbe, and tour the museum’s special exhibition, Growing Up AFRO.

“Let us share with those that are not as fortunate as we, care for the young children and help our fellow humans to stand tall with pride and dignity!”

As a young mother “Saint Bea” spent several years homeless and hungry.  With the help of a mentor, she found work, earned a college degree, and began a career as a social worker. In 1981she hosted a dinner with about 40 friends and neighbors. Over the years the feast grew to match the size of her generosity, as she persuaded corporations and local grocers to supply food while she served at a local middle school.

Ms. Gaddy also started a furniture bank and a program that refurbished abandoned row homes for families in need. She became an ordained minister in order to perform marriages and bury the poor at no cost to the families. She was also involved in running summer youth programs and teaching voter education.

Over the course of her life, Ms. Gaddy earned numerous honors, which include Unsung Hero Award, 1972; Afro American Woman of the Year, 1984; Baltimore's Best Award, 1984; National Council of Negro Women Humanitarian Award, 1988; Mayor's Citation, 1988; and Baltimore City Council Award, 1987 and 1989. In addition, she was a member of many organizations, which include Martin Luther Church; Women's Auxiliary Butchers Hill Association Member; and assistant chairperson in the Johns Hopkins Day Program.

Due to her selfless dedication she became fondly known as “Saint Bea” to the community. In 2001she died from complications with breast cancer at 68. Her Thanksgiving dinners were only the most celebrated examples of a lifetime of giving and compassion. While she has gone her legacy is carried by her daughters and Friends.
 

 

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Admission: Non-perishable food/monetary donation

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"Downtown for the Holidays" Dollar or Less Days

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Noon - 5:00 p.m. Save up for the holidays and enjoy the museum for only $1 admission! This special offer is made possible by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

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Special Admission: $1

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