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Banneker-Douglass Museum Re-Opens

Autumn air carries with it a bounty of fall festivals, but none with as much meaning and purpose as the Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) Grand Re-Opening Block Party. Held in and around the museum September 18, 2021 from 1 – 5 pm, organizers of this free epic event invite you to enjoy music & food…

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A History Lover's Itinerary

Given Maryland’s nearly 400 years of history – it became a colony in 1632 and a state in 1788 – you could easily spend a month in the state and visit a different historic site, museum, or attraction every day. But if you’re big on history and short on time, just a few days spent in and around…

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Margaret Crowner's Cook Shop, Galesville's Gathering Place

The Cook Shop The year is 1941. Picture yourself seated at a long table in a lively two-room restaurant, surrounded by friends and fellow workers. The red checkered tablecloth in the longer room is set with a small flower vase and well-loved dishware. A jukebox and lunch counter fill one end of…

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The Legacy of Wiley H. Bates in Annapolis

What better way to conclude Black History Month than highlighting one of the most prominent African American businessman and community leader in Annapolis: Wiley H. Bates. Born into slavery in North Carolina, Wiley H. Bates achieved his freedom through education, hard work, and dedication. He made…

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration

Born into slavery in Talbot County, MD sometime during 1818, Frederick Douglass grew to be an author, abolitionist, social reformer, and the first African American to hold a high U.S. government rank. His achievements still resound today throughout Maryland and the the country today. During the…

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The Banneker-Douglass Museum

Seeking a bit of African-American History the next time you're in historic Annapolis? Look no further than the Banneker-Douglass Museum (84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD 21401), Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. Named after Marylanders Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass…

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