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Photo of the exterior of Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture 

 

One Night in Miami
Through February 22, 2015
February 25, 1964. Twenty-two-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, Clay chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends—activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown. This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the Civil Rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of “A Change is Gonna Come” hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world.
Center Stage
Baltimore City
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For Whom It Stands
Through February 28, 2015
Before becoming a national icon, the flag was worked on also by Grace Wisher, a young African American indentured servant in Pickersgill’s household. Wisher’s story is little known. This forthcoming exhibition from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum highlights Wisher’s contribution as it investigates the broader history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
Baltimore City
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From Banneker to Douglass: The Quest for Freedom and Equality
Through February 28, 2015
he aim of this exhibit is to commemorate the early efforts of Maryland’s African Americans and their allies in their pursuit for freedom and equality for all. Although too numerous to show, the exhibit reveals some of the key and lesser-known movements from the colonial era to the decade before.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
Catonsville
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Africa Now Sub-Saharan Artwork from The World Bank
Through April 5, 2015
Africa Now! pays a special tribute to these creators, presenting a selection of works collected by, donated, or loaned to the Academy Art Program and crowns years of research and exhibitions by the Academy Art Program in partnership with the Vice Presidency for Africa, colleagues in the field and many dedicated external associates.
Academy Art Museum
Easton
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Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
February 1-28, 2015
The B&O Railroad Museum opens a new African American exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
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A Walk in Father Henson's Footsteps
Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28
Each Saturday in February you can retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave on the Isaac Riley plantation. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(Spoken-word poetry event follows Feb. 23 tour)
Close out our Black History Month celebration with our annual poetry event. Create and share your own "sounds of freedom" in the form of original poetry. Only self-guided tours are offered during the program. A reception with light refreshments immediately follows.
Josiah Henson Park
Bethesda
Montgomery County
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Black History Reflections
February 20, 2015
Join us for a festive Black History Month event!  Reflect on the lives of the women and men who fought to get us where we are today.  Show your appreciation through spoken word, speech impersonations and much more.
Berwyn Heights Community Center
Berwyn Heights
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Lyrical Rhythms: "The Sounds of Freedom"
February 28, 2015
Close out our Black History Month celebration with our annual poetry event. Create and share your own "sounds of freedom" in the form of original poetry. Only self-guided tours are offered during the program. A reception with light refreshments immediately follows.
Josiah Henson Park
North Bethesda, Montgomery County
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Meet Benjamin Banneker
February 28, 2015
Explore Black History with this family program.  Meet Benjamin Banneker, as played by Bob Smith, who will visit and tell us about his work as an astronomer, mathematician, almanac writer and farmer.
Montepelier Mansion
Laurel
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African American Celebrations
February 23, 2015
This showcase of African-American culture features the Maryland State Boychoir's Tour, Concert, Treble and Changed Voice Choirs singing traditional hymns, African-American spirituals, gospel selections and music from Africa. It recognizes talented composers of African-American music-Moses Hogan, Rollo Dilworth, William Dawson, Keith Hampton and Glenn Burleigh. In addition, excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech, and poetry and prose of prominent African-American writers will be featured.
Open Church
Baltimore, Baltimore City
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The African-American experience in Maryland is full of accomplishments and sacrifices, past and present, that have shaped both a culture and a state.

African American Heritage Guide (pdf)
Underground Railroad Brochure (pdf)
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway (pdf)

 Photo of Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

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