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Black Power Freedom Party Black History Month Kick Off & Honoring Black Maryland History Makers

Kick off Black History Month with the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture on Friday, February 2, 2024! Join us in a grand celebration as we pay homage to the radical Black history makers of Maryland who have fearlessly challenged the status quo and left a lasting mark on history, social justice, art, and culture. 

Honorees are

  • Gov. Wes Moore & First Lady Dawn Moore
  • Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtis
  • Erricka Bridgeford of the Baltimore Peace Movement
  • W. Paul Coates of Black Classic Press
  • Delegate Shaneka Henson of District 30A, Maryland House of Delegates
  • Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • Carl Snowden of the Caucus of African American Leaders of Anne Arundel County

The evening will include a conversation with NAACP Image Award-winning author and Maryland native, Carole Boston Weatherford. April Sampé and Dem B-more Katz will provide live music. Tickets include entry to the talk, reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and drink tickets.

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