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From Our Executive Director

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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From Our Permanent Collection: The Golliwogg

From Our Permanent Collection: The Golliwogg

The stopper of this perfume bottle probably looks familiar. The black face, exaggerated red lips, and afro-style hair are very similar to minstrel show style blackface. Which was the intention. The label reads Golliwogg, which refers to a character from a series of books by Florence Upton, first written in 1895.

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