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Accountability is not Justice!

On April 20, 2021, 12 individuals agreed that former police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George P. Floyd. He was found guilty on all three counts. The reading of the verdict was a moment of both jubilation and vindication. I could see the ancestors – Emmett and Mamie Till, James Chaney, Medgar Evers, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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#SayHerName

The significance of March 2020 will go down in the history books. Not simply for being the month, the world realized we had entered into a global pandemic with the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, but also because a young woman’s life was taken in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Follow the Science

The Lewis Museum wants to exemplify excellence in all we do. On Thursday, February 25, Kaiser Permanente and The Lewis held the second annual African Americans in Healthcare Awards. This most important and timely topic provided an opportunity for us to honor…

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From the Executive Director

I am Terri Lee Freeman, the new Executive Director of the Museum. I am so excited about building the Museum and further establishing it as a central hub for the historical record of African Americans in Maryland and our contributions to the broader regional and national culture…

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Hecht Collection

Hecht Collection

Louis G. Hecht and Shirly F. Hecht donated over 3,500 original 78 RPM and LP jazz song recordings in 2009 to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

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Junetta Jones

Junetta Jones

Junetta Jones was the first African American to win a three year competitive scholarship from the Peabody Institution

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