The State of Freedom: Black Political Dynamics in Maryland

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Dr. Lenneal Henderson, University of Baltimore, discusses the emergence of Maryland black political leaders.

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Museum admission required.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

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Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with music and dance performances, films and craft activities. Community leader Larry Young of WOLB 1010 AM is the keynote speaker.

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Special reduced admission: $5

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“Our Friend, Martin: A Magical Adventure”, 60 minutes (Ages 6-10)

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Enjoy an animated film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and write a letter to Dr. King that will be displayed at the museum during the King Holiday weekend.

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Museum admission required.

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Family History Fridays

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Have you started tracing your family tree? Do you need help identifying public record sources or devising a research strategy? Stop by the Resource Center for genealogy starter sessions and consultations on the first Friday of the month.

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Free program. This event also occurs on: February 3 & March 2, Noon to 4 p.m

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Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente

The baseball diamond has produced legendary athletes who have broken records and shattered barriers. For many, Roberto Clemente is the most inspiring of all. With a cannon arm and lightning speed, he was an outstanding ballplayer. But the Puerto Rico native was also a dedicated humanitarian. SITES, the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Clemente family, and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico present Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente as a tribute to this monumental figure’s outstanding achievements on the field and off.

Kwanzaa Program: Farafina Kan in Concert

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Experience traditional African music and dance infused with reggae, blues, jazz, funk and hip-hop with Farafina Kan, a professional West African percussion orchestra from Washington, D.C. The orchestra will officiate a Kwanzaa candle light ceremony and community celebration before the concert.

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Cost: $8 Members; $10 non-members; $5 children 17 and under.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Kwanzaa Family Fun Day

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Make fashionable, African headwear to wear during the holiday. Boys will make African kufi hats and girls will make gele head wraps.

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Museum admission required.

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