Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery with Deborah Willis
Lecture & Book Signing
Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
Photographic historian Deborah Willis will explore a body of historic images from the book Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery. This rich collection of photographs highlights images of ex-slaves, Civil War Soldiers, emancipation celebrations and family life.
Contact: Lisa Crawley, Reginald F. Lewis Museum
ANNAPOLIS COMMISSION ON MARYLAND’S 3RD CONSTITUTION -AND THE ABOLISHMENT OF SLAVERY – ANNAPOLIS 1864
Saturday, October 25 – Saturday, November 1, 2014
Contact: Janice Hayes-Williams, City of Annapolis CCHAYE00@aacounty.org
Stacie Williams, Annapolis Commission on Maryland’s Constitution of 1864, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frederick County Numerous Events
Contact: Liz Shatto,
Heart of Civil War Heritage Area
Emancipation Day Event
November 1, 2014
Jane’s Church, Chestertown
Includes music, readings and drama or living historians.
Contact: Historical Society of Kent County, Karen Emerson, email@example.com
Maryland Emancipation Day in Montgomery County
This is an annual multi-day event that started 17 years ago. Details for 2014 are being worked out, but the link below to last year’s event gives an idea of what is being planned. Includes programs at 7 sites.
Contact: Shirl Spicer, Montgomery County Parks, Shirlene.Spicer@montgomeryparks.org
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center - 150th Maryland Emancipation Anniversary Commemoration and Gala
Contact: Tracey Jones, Director of Media and Public Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org
also Nikki Grecco, Chief of Staff for Delegate Jolene Ivy
From Banneker to Douglass: The Quests for Freedom and Equality
Exhibit date: Nov 1, 2014 through Feb 28, 2015
The 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 the American Civil War. These efforts took on many forms that include protest literature, conventions, enslaved people seeking freedom, and educational initiatives.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Ave
Baltimore, MD 21228
Harford County Emancipation Events Uncle Tom: Exemplar of Freedom
Lecture & Book discussion
April 21, 12:30-1:30PM
Student Center Rm. 243, Free - Registration required
The Souls of Black Folk – book discussion. Kerry Hathaway, Ph.D.
May 2, 12:30-1:30pm
Hays-Heighe House, Rm. 201, Free, Registration required
Gather at the Banks – Journey, Reflection & Culminating Ceremony
May 10, 11 am – 2 pm
Hosanna School Museum
2424 Castleton Road
Contact: Kathy Whitehead, email@example.com
Faces of Freedom, The Upper Chesapeake, Maryland and Beyond
February 19 – May 10, 2014
This exhibit brings to life the stories of documented individuals who sought or fought for freedom and whose lives engage and inspire. The faces of freedom initiative commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Constitution of 1864, which ended slavery in the state.
The Hayes - Heighe House at Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd,
Bel Air, MD 21015