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Events

Kwanzaa Celebration
Saturday, December 8, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kick off your holiday while enjoying live entertainment, a special dance performance from the students at Connexions Arts School in Baltimore, and food and fashion from throughout the African diaspora.
 
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New Exhibits, Opening Reception
Laurence Hurst Anniversary Show & Songs of a Caged Bird
Saturday, January 12, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) is proud to present the Laurence Hurst Anniversary Show, guest curated by artist Laurence Hurst. In celebration of the museum’s 35th anniversary, this exhibition features artwork spanning 50 years by Mr. Hurst – BDM’s first artist-in-resident.
 
Songs of the Caged Bird is a dynamic exhibition featuring Maryland based African American artists, guest curated by Lilian Thomas Burwell. Inspired by the late Maya Angelou’s poem, “Why Does the Caged Bird Sing?”, this exhibit urges visitors to reflect on the artistry that springs forth from restriction.
 
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Martin Luther King Jr., Day To Serve
Monday, January 21, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the University of Maryland Black Alumni Association for our MLK Day to Serve. Volunteers will gather at the museum and carry out community service efforts to benefit local, underserved communities.
 
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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration
Saturday, February 9, 2019
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
In February of 2018, Governor Larry Hogan signed a proclamation declaring 2018 as the “Year of Frederick Douglass” to honor the 200th anniversary of Maryland’s own, abolitionist, writer, and orator. Join us for the culminating celebration where we celebrate his life and legacy. Special guest speaker: Kenneth B. Morris, Founder of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. 
 
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