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

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Family History Fridays

Description: 

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.

Important Information: 

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

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African Ancestry: Trace Your DNA, Find Your Roots

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Join Gina Paige of African Ancestry to explore the cultural and scientific importance of DNA testing, one of the most popular topics in genealogy today.
To register, call 443-263-1816.

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Museum admission required

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"The Black Power Mixtape" (96 minutes)

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This film captures a decade of never-before-seen footage of the Black Power Movement and its leaders, as documented by Swedish television journalists. Erykah Badu, John Forte and Talib Kweli provide narration and commentary.

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Museum admission required

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Advanced Quilting Class (4 sessions)

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Learn about the unique style of the Gees Bend quilters with quilt artist Janet Waters; create a small Gees Bend style quilt as well as similar quilt patterns. For details and to register, contact Terry Taylor at 443-263-1829 or taylor@maamc.org.

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Series Cost: $50 (material cost not included). Other sessions occur on: March 17, 24, & 31.

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Children's Author Program with Jerdine Nolen (Ages 8 - 12)

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Author Jerdine Nolen reads excerpts from her latest children's book, Eliza's Freedom Road, An Underground Railroad Diary, and discusses how she writes her stories. After the presentation, children will create a story quilt block. A book signing will follow.

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Museum admission required

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Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food and Power

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Using a recipe of scholarly analysis, personal interviews, film, advertisements, cookbooks and literature, University of Maryland Professor Psyche Williams-Forson examines the complexities of food, gender and race.

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Museum admission required

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"Strange Fruit" (57 minutes)

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This documentary explores the history and legacy of Billie Holiday's classic song that tells a dramatic story of America's racially segregated past, inspired by Jewish school teacher Abel Meeropol's 1937 poem.

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Museum admission required

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The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses, by Sharon Ewell Foster

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This epic novel reveals long-buried secrets of Nat Turner, a tragic hero whose sole mission was to free the enslaved.

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Free program

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Presentation: Threads of Time, The Fabric of History

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Author Rosemary E. Reed Miller and fashion industry expert Paula Brooks discuss African American women in the world of fashion, and present a mini fashion show.

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Museum admission required. Snow date: Feb. 11, 3pm

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