For All the World to Hear (Grades 6-12)

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For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights, An Oral History & Performance Outreach Project of the Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture, UMBC

Senior citizens from the Baltimore region will present their personal stories and involvement in the civil rights movement in this rich, first-person history lesson for students. School groups will get to dialogue with the performers following the oral history performance. The program is presented by Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture, CADVC, UMBC, with support from the Maryland Humanities Council.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.
 

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FREE PROGRAM

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MLK Jr. Day Celebration

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10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a screening of the Presidential Inauguration, storytelling, craft activities and museum highlight tours celebrating this iconic civil rights leader.

Schedule of Events

11a.m. - Screening of Presidential Inauguration

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Highlight Tours (run every hour)

Noon    - 4 p.m. -  Craft Activities

 

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Special Admission: $5
 

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African American Family History of the Eastern Shore

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Join Kimberly C. Dumpson and Diana Thompson as they share the journey into their families’ history on the Eastern Shore. This talk highlights resources from the Edward H. Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University. This program is in conjunction with the 2013 Harriet Tubman Centennial.

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

In conjunction with Homage to Harriet.

Kimberly C. Dumpson        Diana Thompson

 

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History and Concept of Hip Hop Dance: The Street Culture that became a Global Expression (43 minutes)

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This documentary explores the history of the hip-hop dance style from 1970’s break-dancing to modern day hip-hop in Afro-Latino communities. The film includes interviews with dancers and thoughtful commentary from hip-hop guru Rennie Harris.

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Museum admission required.

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A Woman of Courage: Harriet Tubman (Ages 6-10)

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Celebrate Harriet Tubman’s life and learn of her courageous acts through storytelling, music and art with Culture Kingdom Kids.  Children will learn how Tubman communicated secret messages on the Underground Railroad, and will also create a quilt block to honor this Maryland hero.

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Museum admission required.

In conjunction with Homage to Harriet.

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Film Presentation: “The Black Girl Project”

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Hear from young African American women who speak on hope, triumph, education, sex, relationships, abuse, love and more. A panel discussion with filmmaker Aiesha Turman and cast members will follow the screening.
 

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Museum admission required.
In conjunction with Homage to Harriet.
*This program has been rescheduled from March 9 to March 30.

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Colored Frames (56 minutes)

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A look back at the last fifty years in African American art, Colored Frames is an unflinching exploration of influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists from the civil rights era to the present.

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Museum admission required.

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Bulldozing Jim Crow: Urban Redevelopment and the Troubled Cause of Civil Rights

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Professor Nathan Connolly of Johns Hopkins University discusses how housing demolition and the displacement of African Americans became the default, "progressive" response to racial inequality in the American real estate market during the civil rights era.

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Museum admission required; $3 admission for Hopkins students with valid student IDs.
Snow Date: February 16, 2 p.m.

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Oral Traditions: African American Folktales (Ages 6-10)

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Enjoy African American folktales with storyteller “Janice the Griot.” In this interactive, music filled workshop, Janice the Griot shares popular animal folklores taught in the African American community that incorporates cultural values. Children will create their own folktales during this storytelling workshop.

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Museum admission required.
In conjunction with Defining Moments: An Exhibition of Works by Bryan Collier.

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The Barber of Birmingham (25 minutes)

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Special Times: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Follow 85 year-old James Armstrong, an African American barber and civil rights activist in Birmingham, Alabama, as he experiences the manifestation of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African American president.

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MLK Jr. Weekend Special Admission: $5

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