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The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture is committed to discovering, documenting, preserving, collecting, and promoting Maryland’s African American heritage.

The Commission also provides technical assistance to institutions and groups with similar objectives.  Through the accomplishment of this mission, the MCAAHC seeks to educate Maryland citizens and visitors to our state about the significance of the African American experience in Maryland.

The primary objectives of the MCAAHC are to:

  • Cultivate, present, interpret and promote the history and culture of African Americans in the State of Maryland through museum collections, exhibitions, commemorations, educational programs, publications, research and public participation;
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for information and insights about African Americans in Maryland and the nation through collaboration with other public, educational, Corporate and Maryland based institutions on strategies for promoting African American history and culture;
  • Discover, preserve, collect and catalog African American historical materials and artifacts and establish, manage and coordinate museums and other appropriate facilities for the promotion of African American history and culture; and
  • Disseminate and integrate African American historical and cultural materials into the mainstream of Maryland life and education as a method of fostering constructive social change through better racial understanding

News & Announcements

 

Black History Month Lecture
Please join the Banneker-Douglass Museum as we celebrate Black History Month! We will be introducing a new lecture series entitled “Black History Speaks”.  Our first guest lecturer will be Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier as she presents her lecture, “Struggles for Liberty:” The Lives, Loves, and Letters of Frederick Douglass and His Family. Taking root out of her decades of research, this talk will shed light, for the first time, on the original, unpublished – and even in some case believed to be non-existent – letters, speeches, and essays, and writings authored not only by Frederick Douglass himself, but by his daughters and sons: Rosetta Douglass-Sprague, Charles Douglass, Lewis Henry Douglass, Frederick Douglass Jr and Annie Douglass. While the fight for freedom fought by the father is known far and wide, the “struggles for liberty” endured by Douglass’s own family members have yet to be told. More revealingly still, the Frederick Douglass that emerges from the pages of his own sons’ and daughters’ writings is a very different Frederick Douglass and one we have all “yet to meet.”

Friday, February 17, 2017
Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, Maryland
6:30-8:30 PM

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Meeting
Monday, April 3, 2017* (Queen Anne’s County)
Kennard Alumni Association
Centreville, MD 21617

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Meeting
Monday, June 5, 2017* (Talbot County)
Chesapeake College
401 Rosemont Avenue
Wye Mills, MD 21679

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Meeting
Monday, August 7, 2017* (Calvert County)
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons Island, MD 20688

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Meeting
Monday, October 2, 2017* (Baltimore City)
Reginald Lewis Museum
830 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Meeting
Monday, December 4, 2017* (Baltimore City)
Morgan State University
1700 East Coldspring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Reports

These reports are reflective of the commitment and dedication the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture exhibits regularly throughout the State of Maryland.