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MCAAHC Mission 

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.

MCAAHC Fall Symposium 2022!

View symposium sessions on the Banneker-Douglass Museum YouTube channel. 

MCAAHC Symposium 2022 Flyer

The 2022 Historic African American Cemetery Report is now posted!

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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

Maryland Commission on African American History & Culture Public Meeting

MCAAHC Public Meeting

Monday, April 3, 2023
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Grasonville Community Center
5601 Main Street
Grasonville, MD 21638

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.