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ANNUAL EVENTS & COMMEMORATIONS

  • Black History Month Celebration – February
  • Women’s History Month/Harriet Tubman Award – March
  • Matthew Henson Day – April 6th
  • U.S. Colored Troops Memorial – Last Monday of May
  • Juneteenth – June
  • Henrietta Lacks Day – August 1st
  • Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival – End of September
  • Annual MCAAHC Symposium – October/November
  • Maryland Emancipation Day – November 1st
  • Kwanzaa – December 26th – January 1st

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2024 EVENTS

February 2024 Public Meeting

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

As we celebrate Black History Month, the February meeting will focus on the ASALH theme, African Americans and the Arts | Hosted the Baltimore City commissioner delegation: Dr. Edwin T. Johnson, Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen, Dr. Walter “Wali” Gill, Philip J. Merrill, Dr. Brian C. Morrison, Ada Pinkston, and Wesley C. Wood.

Guest Speaker: Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle


Black Power Freedom Party & Reception: The 10 Points and Beyond

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE
60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

Open Black History Month with the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture!

Inspired by the Black Panther Party’s 10 Point Program, join us at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in a grand celebration as we pay homage to the radical Black history makers of Maryland who have fearlessly challenged the status quo and left a lasting mark on history, art, and culture. This event promises to be a captivating journey through time, spotlighting these extraordinary individuals who have shaped our state’s history and paved the way for progress and social justice reform. Guaranteed to inspire activism and ignite forward-thinking conversations,  join us for an evening of honoring the past and calling to action for the present and future.


PAST EVENTS

African American Heritage Preservation
Virtual Focus Groups

VIRTUAL

The Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture invited participants to virtual focus groups to discuss issues facing African American heritage in Maryland, with a special focus on the needs and priorities for the African American Heritage Preservation Program. Findings will be used towards the Stateside Preservation Plan.


MCAAHC Harriet Tubman & Women’s History Award Celebration

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2023
6:00PM – 8:00PM
MT. OLIVE A.M.E CHURCH & BREONNA TAYLOR MURAL
2 Hicks Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

Honoring Erricka Bridgeford and Baltimore Peace Movement

Ms. Erricka Bridgeford’s recognition is coupled with commemorating Breonna Taylor, who would have celebrated her 30th birthday on June 5th. They were chosen because their efforts symbolize “Black Resistance” and “(Women) Telling Our Stories”.


MCAAHC Symposium 2022 Flyer 9-21

The MCAAHC Fall Symposium 2022: The Pursuit of Organizational Health, Healing and Wholeness in the African American Community was held October 27-28, 2022 at Morgan State University.

The symposium days were filled with highly educational experiences, impactful professional development, and purposeful networking.

The event was co-sponsored by MCAAHC, The Du Bois-Diggs Center for Race and Social Justice at Morgan State University, The Benjamin A. Quarles Humanities and Social Science Institute at Morgan State University, and Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation.

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


The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America (April 20th)

Learn about the history of structural racism in America. This training presents a unique opportunity  to strengthen racial equity practices personally, professionally, and culturally. During this training, participants will: 

  • Examine key concepts of racial equity and structural racism
  • Learn to have constructive conversations about race within their networks
  • Develop tools and practices for counteracting racial bias 
  • Apply strategies to advance racial equity

Thank you to the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers Heritage Area, The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Foundation, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative. To support anti-racism in Maryland, please click here.