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  • Banneker-Douglass Museum donates 12 Murals to Organizations throughout Maryland!

    ANNAPOLIS, MD – “The Black Vote Mural Project”, BDM’s 2020 exhibition, explored the intersection of public art, Black voices, and civil rights with seventeen murals and an installation that transformed the interior galleries of the museum. Painted by regional artists, these murals interpreted the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)  Read the Rest…


  • MCAAC Announces $1 Million in African American Heritage Preservation Grants

    13 Organizations Receive Funding to Restore Cultural and Historical Sites (November 9, 2021) CROWNSVILLE, MD – The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) have awarded thirteen African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) grants totaling $1,000,000 to Maryland nonprofit groups for FY22. These grants offer assistance to  Read the Rest…


  • Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Hosts The Power of the Black Vote: Annual Symposium

    Preserving Maryland Black History, Promoting Anti-Racism, and Encouraging Voter Participation in the 2020 Presidential Election ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) hosted its second annual symposium on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. This virtual event was streamed on the Banneker Douglass Museum (BDM) website, Facebook,  Read the Rest…


  • Banneker-Douglass Museum Premiers The Black Vote Mural Project

    Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Recognize Historic Movements for Right to Vote ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Banneker-Douglass Museum, a unit of the Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, hosted a reception to launch The Black Vote Mural Project exhibit today. This exhibit recognizes historic movements for the right to  Read the Rest…


  • Governor Larry Hogan Encourages Marylanders to Recognize Black History Month

    Celebrates African American Impact on Maryland, Nation ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan is encouraging Marylanders to recognize Black History Month, which falls during February each year. Black History Month has been a national observance since 1976, celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans in Maryland and across the nation. “Each year, the month  Read the Rest…