African American Church History of Southern Anne Arundel County with Elinor L. Thompson

Description: 

Local historian Elinor L. Thompson shares her collection of 19th century church records and their preservation. Her research uncovers genealogical ties of enslaved and free families of Anne Arundel County and addresses the historic relationships of local black and white congregations.

Important Information: 

Cost: $5
To register, call 443-263-1816 or email resourcecenter@maamc.org.
Sign language interpretation provided.

Image: 

From Creole to Soul Food: African American Culinary Traditions

Description: 

Explore the cultural diversity of soul food with Jessica Walker, Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland College Park. Walker discusses African American food-ways and their connection to cultural heritage and personal identity.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.
Sign language interpretation provided.

Image: 

Teachers' Workshop: The Civil War and Reconstruction

Description: 

Explore African American involvement in the Civil War and the Reconstruction. This course includes lectures, interactive sessions and a field trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Frederick Douglass House and the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum.

Important Information: 

This workshop runs August 1, 2 and 3, from 9am -2pm.
Cost: $25, MSDE Credit: 1 credit hour
To register, please call 443-263-1829 or email Taylor@maamc.org.

Image: 

Curator Talk: Growing Up AFRO

Description: 

Join John Gartrell, curator and AFRO archivist, in a discussion of the commemorative pictorial exhibition that documents black youth involvement in the Baltimore and D.C. communities for over 120 years.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

In conjunction with Growing Up AFRO.

Sign language interpretation provided.

 

 

Image: 

Radio One Minority Business Exchange

Description: 

Experience a night of power networking with area professionals as Radio One partners with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to select a small business and an entrepreneur in the Baltimore Metro area to honor and celebrate for their outstanding leadership in the business community.

Important Information: 

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 museum members (at door only).

Image: 

“Double Dutch” (51 minutes)

Description: 

View an emotionally powerful story about inner-city youth who discover their strengths and get a chance to see the world through double dutch. The film features team Black Magic, one of the premier double dutch teams in the world.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

In conjunction with Growing Up AFRO.

Image: 

“Reel Black Love” with Darryl Pitts

Description: 

Celebrate black romance in the movies with a screening and discussion moderated by film maker Darryl Pitts.

Important Information: 

Special Admission: $5

Film screens at 6 p.m.

Image: 

Poetry in Motion (Ages 6–10)

Description: 

Discover the magical world of poetry with fun-filled writing activities and games. Listen to African American poems from Hip Hop Speaks to Children, edited by Nikki Giovanni, and create a poem that combines poetry and art.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required. In conjunction with Among Poets.

Image: 

Among Poets: Maryland’s Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton

This exhibition features images photographed and collected by Lynda Koolish and shows Lucille Clifton among her poet friends, some with Maryland ties. Coordinated by Dr. Joanne Gabbin of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and concurrent with a photo exhibition about Clifton at Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Growing Up AFRO: Snapshots of Black Childhood

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Afro-American newspaper, the second longest running black periodical in the United States, this pictorial exhibition features 120 images from the Afro’s archive collections that demonstrate the vital role young people played in African American history. This exhibition is curated by the Afro- American newspaper staff, in coordination with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

Pages

Subscribe to Reginald F. Lewis Museum RSS