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School Programs

After School Program: In partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA), the Banneker-Douglass Museum aims to provide an immersive experience in African American history, art, and culture for middle school students through art workshops, field trips, service learning, and more. Led by teaching artist Nikki Brooks, partners have included the Annapolis Symphony Academy, Maryland Hall, Brooklyn Arts Council, Masjid Abdul Muhsi Khalifah, and Art So Brooklyn Youth Program. The 2023 program culminated in an exhibition featuring the artwork of youth from the Robinwood and Eastport communities of Annapolis entitled The Radical Youth Voice Speaks of Joy and Blackness, and a cultural collaboration trip to Brooklyn, NY to create a mural.

Museum on the Move: This traveling exhibition and interactive workshop brings Maryland African American history and culture to you! Let BDM create a customized experience for your group or organization. With over 12,000 items in our collections database, our skilled team of educators and curators can tailor an experience to meet your needs.

Bring BDM to your Library!: BDM, in partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Library, offers programs and workshops at AACPL branches.

If you are interested in having BDM Programs at your site, please contact Sabriyah Hassan, Programs Director, at

Annual Events 

BDM Youth Conference: Curated by young people, for young people, this day will consist of a youth led panel discussion on imagery, education, and social justice, as well as an exhibit opening featuring works from participants in the “We Rise: Photojournalism Project”. This conference will celebrate the shared experiences of its participants and focus on capturing the beauty of black culture through imagery and photojournalism.

Age Group: 13 to 17 years old More about BDM Youth Conference

2018 Theme: Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

2019 Theme: We Rise: Black Youth Through A Beautiful Lens

2020 Theme: African Americans and the Vote

2021 Theme: African American Family and Identity

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration: Co-hosted by the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, BDM presents our annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Fun and educational for the entire family, this annual event features performers, tours, food, games, and more! Harambee! 
Annual Kwanzaa Celebration 2018 | Virtual Kwanzaa Celebration 2020 | Annual Kwanzaa Celebration 2023

Community Day Celebration: Each summer, BDM presents the Annual Community Day Celebration.  The event includes dynamic presentations, vendors, entertainment, exhibits, activity stations and more! More about Community Day Celebration