Carolyn Malachi

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5 - 8 p.m.  A museum favorite, Carolyn Malachi has a unique approach to music that combines jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and lots of imagination. Dubbed "sweet songstress" by BET, the independent Grammy nominated artist is a hometown treasure.

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

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Writing Your Family History with Patricia Washington

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Educator Patricia Washington shares the experience of writing her Maryland family history from her book Little Children Blow Your Trumpets: The Family History of Alice Frazir Bouldin 1812-1965.  This annual program is in partnership with the Baltimore Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAHGS)

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

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum African American Children's Book Fair

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Scheduled Activities:

Author/Illustrator Presentations

1:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

  • Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Literacy Hip Hop Performance by Christopher Jones, Culture Kingdom Kids
  • Reading & Basketball Demonstration with former Harlem Globetrotter Charles “Choo” Smith

2:30 p.m. - The Magic of Illustrating a Story with Floyd Cooper

3:30 p.m. – Pencil, Paper, Pen, Page:  The Art and Words of Illustrator, James Ransome and Author, Lesa Cline-Ransome

              

Art Activities

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Book Making Craft Activities

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - “Majestic Moments" Activity Corner

                    (face painting, storytime and art with author Gigi Kiett of A Goddess Journey)

Story Readings with Community Authors and Illustrators

1:15 p.m.          James A. Merritt

2:15 p.m.          Charisse Carney-Nunes

3:15 p.m.          Shadra Strickland

Children’s Book Bazaar

1 p.m. to 4 pm.  Meet authors and illustrators while shopping for children’s books. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be selling books, and free books will also be given out during the fair (limited supply).

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Free program.
In conjunction with Defining Moments.

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Music Presentation: Sound Poems

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with author and lyricist John Milton Wesley as he discusses the historical, spiritual and geographical influences that inspire his original music and poetry, reflective of his Mississippi roots.

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Museum admission required.

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"Homage to Harriet" Exhibition Reception

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3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Join us for the Homage to Harriet Art Exhibition Reception. Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the Civil War. Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Tubman later escaped and became a leader of the Underground Railroad, the network of routes and safe houses used by those fleeing from slavery. Tubman is widely recognized as an American hero who shepherded numerous slaves to freedom. To commemorate the centennial of her passing, the museum presents this exhibition of artwork inspired by her life and legacy.

Homage to Harriet will be on view on the third floor Arts Wall until June 23, 2013.

Click here for details about exhibition-related programming. 

 

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Open to the public.
Free admission during reception hours.
Image: Homage to H. Tubman, 2012, Calvin Coleman

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"Homage to Harriet" Art Exhibition

Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the Civil War. Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Tubman later escaped and became a leader of the Underground Railroad, the network of routes and safe houses used by those fleeing from slavery. Tubman is widely recognized as an American hero who shepherded numerous slaves to freedom. To commemorate the centennial of her passing, the museum presents this exhibition of artwork inspired by her life and legacy.

Black History Month Celebration & Open House Sponsored by Verizon

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10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Verizon hosts its fourth Black History Month Celebration and Open House at the museum. Entertainment and educational activities will be offered all day with a special program from noon - 1:00 p.m.

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Free Admission

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WJZ-TV 2013 Black History Month Oratory Contest

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1 p.m. – 4 p.m.   WJZ-TV hosts its annual Black History Month Oratory Contest open to all high school students in Maryland. Twenty semi-finalists will be selected to present their memorized essays on selected quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Booker T. Washington or Harriet Tubman. A panel of judges will select the top three winners who will receive cash prizes and other items from sponsors of this event.

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Museum admission required.

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From the Heart: An Afternoon of Heart Health Education Sponsored by UMMS

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2 - 5 p.m.  From the Heart: An Afternoon of Heart Health Education for the Entire Family is presented by the University of Maryland Medical System in partnership with the American Heart Association. Throughout the day, visitors can take part in heart-related screenings, seminars, healthy cooking demonstrations, information and more.

Click here for details.

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Free Event
Free Admission ALL DAY (Noon - 5 p.m.)

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Welcome Letter

As we prepare for the museum’s fall season, it is a time of both celebration and reflection. This year has been remarkable—from the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and centennial of Harriet Tubman’s death to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington—2013 has been abundant with opportunities to honor those who were at the forefront of our nation’s struggle for racial equality. With reverence we remember them all, both the famous and unsung heroes alike. However, we cannot forget that their tedious work and sacrifices were only the beginning; there is still much to be done. Our community—our village—must unite in the spirit of the Kwanzaa principle Ujima, collective work and responsibility, to move our nation forward.

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