Poetry in Motion (Ages 6–10)

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Discover the magical world of poetry with fun-filled writing activities and games. Listen to African American poems from Hip Hop Speaks to Children, edited by Nikki Giovanni, and create a poem that combines poetry and art.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required. In conjunction with Among Poets.

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Among Poets: Maryland’s Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton

This exhibition features images photographed and collected by Lynda Koolish and shows Lucille Clifton among her poet friends, some with Maryland ties. Coordinated by Dr. Joanne Gabbin of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and concurrent with a photo exhibition about Clifton at Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Growing Up AFRO: Snapshots of Black Childhood

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Afro-American newspaper, the second longest running black periodical in the United States, this pictorial exhibition features 120 images from the Afro’s archive collections that demonstrate the vital role young people played in African American history. This exhibition is curated by the Afro- American newspaper staff, in coordination with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

Radio One Baltimore Minority Business Exchange

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Radio One partners with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to provide a unique networking opportunity for business professionals. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, each event recognizes a small business and entrepreneur in the Baltimore Metro Area.

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Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 museum members (at the door only).
This event takes place from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

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Juneteenth Jubiliee Children’s Party

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(Ages 6 to 10)
Celebrate the best known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States through interactive storytelling, music, dance and craft activities with Culture Kingdom Kids.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Third Thursdays at The Lewis

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Celebrate Black Music Month with “Third Thursdays at The Lewis.” The museum brings back extended hours with live music and special programming.

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Third Thursdays at the Lewis takes place from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
Reduced Admission: $5

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Wattstax (30th Anniversary Special Edition)

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(103 minutes)
On August 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended what came to be known as “The Black Woodstock.” This historic documentary includes the once-lost original ending featuring Isaac Hayes’ performances of “Theme from Shaft” and “Soulsville.”

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Radio One Baltimore Minority Business Exchange

Description: 

Radio One partners with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to provide a unique networking opportunity for business professionals. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, each event recognizes a small business and entrepreneur in the Baltimore Metro Area.

Important Information: 

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 museum members (at the door only).
This event also occurs on June 27, 2012 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

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Freedom’s Feast Memorial Day Observance

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(Ages 6 to 10) Discover the origins of Memorial Day and listen to a story about soldiers who have served our country. Write “thank-you” postcards to military soldiers, participate in an art activity, and learn how to commemorate fallen family members through a special ceremony.

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Free program.
Space is limited; to register, please call 443-263-1875.

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In the Mirror by Odessa Rose

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Set in her hometown of Baltimore, Odessa Rose weaves a contemporary story of love, choices, family and friendship as she presents Jasmine Falls, a young African American physical therapist caught in the middle of a love triangle with a fresh twist.

Important Information: 

Free program.
To register, please call (443) 263-1827.

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