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African American history
Jul 22, 2014 by: Journeying_Jean from Boston, Massachusetts
Another free stop in Annapolis with insight into African American history in Maryland and Annapolis. The AME church portion features an exhibit of Herbert Frisby, the second African American to the North Pole (he was inspired by the story of Alexander Henson, the first to make it with Cdr. Peary). The main museum part featured displays on the fight to save the church where Frederick Douglas once spoke and about the fight for freedom in Maryland with spotlights on key players such as Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman. I was impressed by the correspondence between Benjamin Banneker & Thomas Jefferson, the former confronting the latter on his slave holdings. Enlightening, a nice addition to other sites in the city and state.
Great Historical Find
Jun 24, 2014 by: VLCEnterprises from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Among the many times I've visited with my daughter, I had the pleasure of attending a doll making session which was sponsored by a sorority organization which was enlightening and fun. Historical facts were shared about the once great church-turned-museum.
Jun 21, 2014 by: Jason O from Arnold, Maryland
Museum was great and the people were more than helpful to my three daughters. They learned about the adventure of getting to the North Pole with an interactive programmed that kept them interested and exploring the museum for much longer than most!
A great learning experience
May 28, 2014 by: Judith A from Kingston, Pennsylvania
My family learned a great deal from museum especially about the importance of Herbert Frisbee. The man at the front desk was very informative. Be sure to see the mosaic made from the glass that was saved from the windows that were broken during the civil rights movement.
Welcoming, informative & free
Apr 30, 2014 by: lmpwm from Boston, Massachusetts
We felt so welcomed when we visited here and 2 gentlemen at the front desks provided wonderful insight into the history. The glass collage on the 2nd floor was beautiful--they had saved original pieces of glass from the Mt. Mariah AME Church to make this. The pictures & history provided on Herbert M. Frisby was impressive. This should be an inspiration for all of us! Thank you.
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