Colonial and Early African American History

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July 24-26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Educators will investigate Maryland slavery from colonial era to the mid-1800s. Participants will receive content lectures by regional scholars, interactive instruction and a field trip to the Eastern Shore to visit sites connected to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Museum.

Important Information: 

MSDE Credit Earned: 1 credit hour
Cost: $30

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Sacred Spaces Bus Tours - CANCELLED

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Saturday, Aug. 17 & Sunday, Aug. 25, 1 - 5 p.m.   (NOTICE: A RESCHEDULED DATE COMING SOON!)

  

Visit prominent religious structures in the Baltimore metropolitan area and experience the rich architecture and history of the city’s cultural gems. The bus will depart from and return to the museum. Light refreshments will be provided.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen.    

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“Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” (84 minutes)

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This documentary illuminates the life and the work of Bayard Rustin, who has been described as the “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Spice Band

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5 - 8 p.m. A repeat Third Thursdays performer, the Spice Band is sure to have you in the groove and on your feet. Come out for a night of jazzy and soulful sounds.

Important Information: 

Performance begins at 6 p.m.
Special Admission: $5

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“Flowing In the Spirit” Gospel Dance Showcase

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3 - 5 p.m.  Faith-based dance ministries perform uplifting gospel dance, from traditional to hip-hop. Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell former Principal Dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will perform an interpretative dance selection.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen.

  • Featuring:
  • Praise Ministry Project
  • Namyanko Dance  Ensemble
  • Annointed Praise
  • Dance Baltimore Community Project
  • Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell

     

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Cost: $10 for online tickets; $12 at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets online

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Dance Workshop: Praise Dance (All Ages)

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Culture Kingdom Kids' master liturgical dancer Jessica Smith leads an interactive dance workshop that teaches both dancers and non-dancers about the impact of praise dance in the black church. Learn worship choreography and create original liturgical moves using sacred dance techniques such as the Ring Shout.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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“Rejoice & Shout” (115 minutes)

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It’s all but impossible to discuss African American culture or America’s musical heritage without talking about gospel music. Filmmaker Dan McGlynn documents the true story of this powerful and influential musical form and the people who helped to make it great.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Pan in the Community

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5 - 8 p.m.  Move to the rhythmic beats of Baltimore's own youth steel drum orchestra. This group, whose founders are from Trinidad & Tobago, teaches young people to play a variety of genres, from jazz, gospel, R&B to reggae, hip-hop and classical while encouraging positive social skills.

Special thanks to "Third Thursdays" media sponsor:

 

Important Information: 

Performance begins at 6 p.m.
Special Admission: $5

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Family Program: Madelia by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Ages 6-10)

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Enjoy a story about a little girl who becomes so inspired from her father’s sermon at church that she uses her own paint set to illustrate his message. Following the story, children can view paintings and photos from the Ashe to Amen gallery and create their own inspired work.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Sermon

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5 - 8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of uplifting gospel music with this seven-member ensemble, originally the praise team of the Brotherhood Men's Choir of New Psalmist Baptist Church.

Important Information: 

Performance begins at 6 p.m.
Special Admission: $5

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