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The Annapolis MLK Parade and Diaspora Festival

Everybody loves a parade! With the weather warming up bit by bit, and the pandemic waning, there’s no better reason to gather for a fun yet meaningful event than the Annapolis MLK Parade & African Diaspora Festival scheduled for noon on April 2nd. The MLK Parade and African Diaspora Festival…

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Maryland Day: History Hop Your Way Through the County

The State of Maryland cordially invites one and all to celebrate her 388th birthday at a weekend-long party called Maryland Day, held this year from March 25-27, 2022. That’s right, Maryland Day is back this year with over 60 in-person and virtual events within Anne Arundel County that celebrate…

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Honoring the 200th Birthday of Harriet Tubman

“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.” — Harriet Tubman to Sarah Bradford in Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, 1868. True stories of the…

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Annapolis, an American Story

If you are looking for an engaging and exciting history lesson on our great city of Annapolis, look no further than the Museum of Historic Annapolis to see the brand new exhibition, Annapolis: An American Story. The exhibition follows 400 years of Annapolis, chronologically, as you weave your way…

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Black History 365 Collaborative

Black history and heritage are American from the ancient Olmecs to Frederick Douglass, Cynthia Abney Carter, DeJuan Gay, and beyond. African and American history are inseparably intertwined. Every month boasts of African American voices and events that changed history and continue to transform the…

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Alex Haley Day, a New Tradition Unfolds

Like most American cities rich in colonial history, Annapolis has its fair share of statues honoring white men who played a central role in it. A few of the most visible include one honoring Baron Johann De Kalb, a German-born Revolutionary War hero, outside the Maryland State House, and another…

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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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