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The Black Vote Mural Project – Opening Reception*
Saturday, February 15th
Public Reception 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This exhibit explores the intersection of public art, Black voices, and civil rights with sixteen murals that transform the interior galleries of the museum. Painted by regional artists, these murals interpret the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) 2020 theme: African Americans and the Vote.  Voter registration will be held at this event. #BVMPMaryland

Artists: Steuart Hill Academic Academy, Ryan Allen, Bowie State University (Public Arts Class), Nikki Brooks, Jay Coleman, Brandon Donahue, Olivia Gittens, Jabari Jefferson, Gina Lewis, Megan Lewis, Greta Chapin McGill, Future History Now, Latoya D. Peoples, Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell, James Terrell, and Ernest Shaw.

To register, click here.

 

Museum on the Move II: Maryland’s African American History & Cooking
Thursday, February 20th
3 pm – 4 pm 
Hyattsville Branch Library
6502 America Blvd.
Hyattsville, MD 20872
Get up close and personal with artifacts that paint a picture of African American life through their food with this interactive Black History Month program. This event is free and open to the public. #BDMOnTheMove

 

Museum on the Move III: Maryland’s African American History & Cooking
Saturday, February 22nd
3 pm – 4 pm 
Hillcrest Heights Library
2398 Iverson St.
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748
Get up close and personal with artifacts that paint a picture of African American life through their food with this interactive Black History Month program. This event is free and open to the public. #BDMOnTheMove

 

African Americans and Women’s Suffrage Movement*
Thursday, March 5th
6 pm – 8 pm 
Join us for a lecture and discussion with Asst. Professor Sharon Harley of the University of Maryland College Park, and Dr. Eveyln Higginbotham of Harvard University we explore the important and often overlooked presence of African American women during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. #BDMWomensSuffrage

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Creatives Connect: Using Art as Activism*
Saturday, April 4th
2 pm – 4 pm
This panel discussion will explore art as activism and topics of social justice that resonate in African American communities. Panelists will engage in a moderated discussion that examines the implications of disenfranchisement while gaining insight on the artistic motivation of featured muralists. #CreativesConnectBDM

 

Creatives Connect II: Using Art as Activism*
Saturday, June 6th
2 pm – 4 pm
This panel discussion will explore art as activism and topics of social justice that resonate in African American communities. Panelists will engage in a moderated discussion that examines the implications of disenfranchisement while gaining insight on the artistic motivation of featured muralists. #CreativesConnectBDM

 

BDM Annual Youth Conference*
Friday, July 10th 
The 3rd annual youth conference will explore the history of voting in the African American community. Voter registration will be held at this event. 

 

Educator Workshop: Anti-Racism Training*
Saturday, August 8th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This training is geared toward teachers, educators, and counselors. Led by industry leaders and scholars, this interactive workshop focuses on using the arts as an effective means to dismantle racial stereotypes and effectively strengthen minority communities. #BDMAntiRacism

 

African Americans and the Vote Symposium*
Saturday, October 24th
Join historians, artists, and educators to explore the history of African Americans and the vote in the State of Maryland.  

 

BDM Annual Kwanzaa Celebration*
Friday, December 11th
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa through musical performances, games, crafts, and more! #BDMKwanzaa

 

* Indicates events held at Banneker-Douglass Museum