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Henrietta Lacks Discussion: Difficult Conversations about Race
Saturday, August 3
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

In the spirit of Henrietta Lacks we will gather and address the historical aspects associated with disparities in reproductive health care in the U.S. amongst black women. Lead by author and women reproductive health advocate, Nekose Wills, this discussion address such topics as human rights, equitable access to healthcare, and familial advocacy.

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Exhibit Opening: Doing the Work, Celebrating 50 Years of MCAAHC
Saturday, August 10
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture’s mission to discover, document, preserve, collect, and promote Maryland’s African American heritage is demonstrated through its educational and public programs, preservation and funding programs, and the collections housed by the Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM). This exhibit showcases ephemera, photographs, and archival documents to detail the history and impact of MCAAHC. Doing the Work invites visitors to learn about the Commission’s impact on their local communities and consider their personal role in preserving Maryland’s African American heritage.

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