2013 Vision Masks (for adults and children)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Museum admission required.

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Finding Family in the Freedmen’s Bureau Records

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

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

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

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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.

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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)

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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.

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Museum admission required.

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The Super-ME-ro! Workshop (Ages 6-10)

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Participate in a fun-filled character education program and create your own Super ME-ro!TM character, cape and emblems with Culture Kingdom Kids.

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To register, please call 443-263-1829 or email Taylor@maamc.org.
Museum admission required.

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2012 Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference

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9:00 a.m. - Noon
The Legacy of "Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson"
Mark your calendar for a roundtable discussion with top museum leaders about the impact that this groundbreaking reinstallation of galleries at the Maryland Historical Society has had on cultural institutions across the country.
This plenary session is part of the 2012 Association of African American Museums Conference and will take place at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

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Free and open to the public.

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2012 Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference

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August 22 - 25, 2012
"Commemorating Struggles: Claiming Freedom"
Join the country's largest gathering of African American museum professionals for four days of professional networking, interactive workshops, historic tours and special receptions.

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Registration is required.
Sessions take place at the Tremont Hotel.
For details visit www.blackmuseums.org.

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