Kwanzaa Celebration 2012: And A Child Shall Lead Them

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Noon - 4 p.m.  The festival, led by children and community elders, includes an African Marketplace to peruse gift items, musical performances, craft activities, and a Kwanzaa ceremony with story-telling by the Growing Griots.

Schedule:

Noon – 4 p.m.  Craft Activities with “Little Builders”                         

12:30 p.m.        Film Presentations: The Griot’s Eye Program           

1:30 p.m.          Play: Bone Soup, A Kwanzaa Story by Culture Kingdom Kids          

2:30 pm.           African Dancing & Drumming Performances by Connexion Repertory Company and N-CHAT     

3:30 p.m.          Storytelling & Kwanzaa ceremony, featuring Growing Griots                     

 

Important Information: 

For details or to participate as a vendor, contact Terry Taylor at taylor@maamc.org or 443-263-1829.

In conjunction with Growing Up AFRO.

Special admission: $5

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“The Pact” (85 minutes)

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Watch the inspirational story of Sampson Davis, Ramreck Hunt and George Jenkins, three friends from an impoverished neighborhood in Newark, N.J. who beat the odds, became doctors and returned to their community to practice medicine.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Poet’s Talk: Remembering Lucille Clifton

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Examine the poetic works of Maryland Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton with Dr. Joanne Gabbin, executive director of James Madison University’s Furious Flower Poetry Center. This talk will closely explore Clifton’s poems about the female body.

Important Information: 

Sign language interpretation services provided.

In conjunction with Among Poets.

Museum admission required.

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2013 Vision Masks (for adults and children)

Description: 

Noon - 3 p.m. What visions do you have for the upcoming year? Create an African American inspired vision mask with community artist Ada Pinkston; bring a picture of yourself with family or friends to include.

Important Information: 

In conjunction with Growing Up AFRO.

Museum admission required.

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Sabbath Tables (Joint Program with the Jewish Museum of Maryland)

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1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Share personal memories of Shabatt and “Sunday dinners” with folklorists Diane Macklin of the National Association of Black Storytellers and Mary Zajac. Taste samples of traditional Jewish and African American foods.

Important Information: 

Sign language interpretation services provided.
For details and to RSVP, contact 443-263-1829.
Free program, made possible by a grant from the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council
Location: Reginald F. Lewis Museum and Jewish Museum of Maryland; participants will visit both sites.

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“A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day” (50 minutes)

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See the stories of seven soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s most prestigious award, vividly come to life through dramatic recreations and in-depth interviews that offer an insight into the African American contribution to the Normandy invasion.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Finding Family in the Freedmen’s Bureau Records

Description: 

Reginald Washington, of the National Archives, will lecture on the Freedmen’s Bureau records and their application to genealogy.

Important Information: 

To register, please call 443-263-1816.
Cost: $5

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Thanksgiving Freedom Feast Program: A Day of Gratitude (Ages 6-10)

Description: 

Listen to the story How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story by Eve Bunting, learn about Baltimore community activist Bea Gaddy and make a “Gratitude Plate” to take with you.

Important Information: 

Free program with a food donation of a canned good or other non-perishable item.

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Growing Up AFRO Day: Free Fall Baltimore Weekend

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11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spend the afternoon reminiscing about childhood memories with a variety of activities and programs including digital photo archive demonstrations, an introduction to oral history and a discussion about the desegregation of Baltimore’s Gwynn Oak amusement park with author Amy Nathan.

11 a.m. Growing Up AFRO and Oral History: Bring your family to participate in mini-oral history sessions and learn how to conduct an oral history interview. Participants are encouraged to being a recording device. To register, please call 443-263-1816.

Noon - 2 p.m. Digital Demonstrations: Learn how to archive your family photos with a digitalization demo by Project Gado. Participants can bring photos to the demonstration.

1 p.m. Round and Round Together: Ending Segregation at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park (Discussion & Book Signing): Join author Amy Nathan and participants of the Gwynn Oak protests and learn how this Baltimore amusement park was desegregated during the Civil Rights Movement.  

Important Information: 

Sign language interpretation services provided.
Free Admission (Free Fall Baltimore)

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“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” (116 minutes)

Description: 

Witness never before seen footage of President Obama’s history-making odyssey to the White House, as well as interviews, candid moments with family, senior campaign staff, volunteers, reporters, supporters and even opponents.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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