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Current Temporary Exhibits


An Artistic Celebration of the Spirit and Legacy of Frederick Douglass

February 13, 2018 – May 19, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 17, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Maryland artist  Ulysses Marshall captures Frederick Douglass’ spirit through his highly expressive mixed media compositions- his colorful and poetic collages delivered with blunt sincerity. Marshall’s work talks of the glory, the pain, and the hope in Douglass’ life and in the African-American experience.

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The Permanent Exhibit

Deep Roots, Rising Waters: 

A Celebration of African Americans in Maryland

    This exhibition provides an overview of African American history in Maryland from 1633 through present day. Learn how African Americans throughout Maryland made lasting changes for all Americans.
  • Find out about Maryland’s first African American settler, Mathias De Sousa.
  • Learn how Benjamin Banneker was able to use his almanac as an anti-slavery protest to Thomas Jefferson.
  • See the advertisement for the slave auction Kunta Kinte was sold in.
  • Hear one of Frederick Douglass’s speeches against racism and slavery.
  • View a reward poster for Harriet Tubman while re-enacting a slave escape like that of Lear Green.
  • Explore Maryland’s ties to North Pole expeditions through citizens Matthew Henson and Herbert Frisby.
  • Listen to stories and music from Carr’s Beach and Sparrow’s Beach.
  • Discover how Thurgood Marshall fought to change the education system in the United States.

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Past Exhibits

View our past exhibits here!

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Exhibit Application

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