Black History 365


Black History 365 is a collection of stories, art, and events that highlight the history, heritage, and contributions of Black Marylanders and the history of the people of the African Diaspora in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Here, their culture and excellence are celebrated year-round through a collaborative initiative across county and statewide organizations spearheaded by the Banneker-Douglass Museum.

We have curated a list of events, blogs, and organizations dedicated to African American History and Heritage. When planning your visit to Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, begin your journey with one of these institutions. The conversation has begun, but it is not yet finished...

Click here to submit your Black History event, exhibition, program, or virtual event.

Explore our new Civil Rights Guide for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, featuring 60 sites to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964.

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2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a historic law making discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin illegal. In light of this significant milestone, Governor Wes Moore of Maryland declared 2024 as Maryland's Year of Civil Rights. To honor this occasion, the state has planned various events, exhibits, and commemorations throughout the year.

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Black Cultural Experiences in Anne Arundel County

Celebrating Black History Month in Annapolis

The struggle for Black civil rights in Maryland created a legacy of lasting change that shaped the nation. As Black Marylanders faced discrimination throughout Jim Crow segregation, they organized, resisted injustice and were victorious in fighting for their rights. Students and adults, men and women, and people young and old demonstrated and fought in courtrooms and on picket lines, challenging the “separate but equal” doctrine. Maryland is the proud birthplace of civil rights leaders Thurgood Marshall, Verda M.F. Welcome, Gloria Richardson, Clarence Mitchell, Jr. and countless others. 

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African American Heritage Tours

Discover more about African American Heritage & History with a guided walking tour from historic Annapolis to Southern Anne Arundel County.

Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial

In 1992, the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, under the leadership of President...

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Colonial Tours of Annapolis

Whether making a day trip to Annapolis, vacationing in the area, or living here, a...

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Our Legacy Tours

The capital of the state of Maryland is deeply rich in African American history. OLT...

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Annapolis Walking Tours by Watermark

Journey into the history, culture, and fun of the Chesapeake region with Annapolis...

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Annapolis Discovered Blogs

Discover stories of African American Art, Culture, History, Music, Activism, and more on our blog site Annapolis Discovered. The city and county are full of murals from local African American Artists; find them along the historic streets of downtown Annapolis. Discover the history of Annapolis' first and only Black Mayor, John T. Chambers, or walk in the footsteps of African American Watermen in Southern Anne Arundel County. Plan to visit Annapolis during the Kunta-Kinte Heritage Festival or the city's Juneteenth Parade and Festival. No matter your interests, African American Culture and Heritage abound in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

Black History, Black Voices

Discover our video archive of Black History, Black Artists, Black Business Owners and more.

Black History Events & Programming

Celebrate Black History all year round with a collaborative initiative spearheaded by the Banneker -Douglass Museum in cooperation with Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Join us as we celebrate the history, heritage and culture of the people of the African Diaspora in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

To submit your Black History event, exhibition, program or virtual event, click here.