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Reconstruction and African American Memory – A Virtual Juneteenth Experience
Saturday, June 19th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) have partnered with the Community CoCreation Lab, and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC), to produce this virtual Juneteenth celebration. Join Dr. Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland (UMD), Department of History, as he presents a lecture on “Reconstruction and African American Memory,” moderated by Gabriel Greaves, Education Director, PGAAMCC. 

Following the lecture, Quint Gregory, UMD, Art History Department will give a demonstration of the Smithsonian Freedmen Bureau Transcription project. Gregory launched an annual Michelle Smith Collaboratory Freedmen Bureau Transcribe-a-thon campus event in 2016. Historical records produced by the bureau are the richest source of information on the African American experience post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

Register today for this important, educational virtual event by clicking here.


Previous Events

The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America (April 20th)

Learn about the history of structural racism in America. This training presents a unique opportunity  to strengthen racial equity practices personally, professionally, and culturally. During this training, participants will: 

  • Examine key concepts of racial equity and structural racism
  • Learn to have constructive conversations about race within their networks
  • Develop tools and practices for counteracting racial bias 
  • Apply strategies to advance racial equity

Thank you to the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers Heritage Area, The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Foundation, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative. To support anti-racism in Maryland, please click here.