“Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons” (73 minutes)

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There has been a continuous African American presence in the Latter Day Saints Church from its earliest days. This documentary confronts the hard issues that surfaced during the 1960s, when the Civil Rights Movement drew attention to the Church’s priesthood restriction. That restriction was lifted in 1978, which opened the door for an influx of new Black Mormon pioneers.

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Museum admission required.

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Grandparent’s Day Tea Party (Ages 6–10)

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Children and their grandparents are invited to spend the afternoon at an old fashioned tea party and create memorable paper dolls of each other while listening to the story Tanya’s Reunion by Valerie Flournoy. Tea and cookies will be served. This creative doll-making workshop is presented by Sherrie Robert Lumpkins of Ragbaby Dolls, Inc.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.
To register, please call 443-263-1829.

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“Furious Flower II: The Black Poetic Tradition” (60 minutes)

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Notable authors present critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry, share insight about the creative process and discuss life as published writers. Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove and Askia Touré present comments in the first part of this film, “Roots and First Fruits.”

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

In conjunction with Among Poets.

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Here’s the News: Read All About It (Ages 6–10)

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Explore the newspaper industry with Culture Kingdom Kids as you learn about the role of newsboys at the AFRO. Participate in a newspaper craft activity and enjoy storytelling, music and drama.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

To register, please call 443-263-1829.

In conjunction with Growing Up AFRO.

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SugarFoot Dance Company: Featuring Line and Hand Dancing

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Put on your dancing shoes and step out for an upbeat evening with a company that has inspired creative expression through dance for over a decade. Hand dance, line dance, two-step and bop are a just a few of this group’s dynamic styles.

Important Information: 

Special Admission: $5
Special Programming begins at 6 p.m.

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

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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.

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

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From Creole to Soul Food: African American Culinary Traditions

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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.

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Teachers' Workshop: The Civil War and Reconstruction

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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.

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Curator Talk: Growing Up AFRO

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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.

 

 

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Radio One Minority Business Exchange

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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.

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

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