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Banneker-Douglass Museum Hosts Frederick Douglass Community Day Celebration

ANNAPOLIS, MD – In celebration of the Year of Frederick Douglass, the Banneker-Douglass Museum, in partnership with Four Rivers Heritage Area and the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, Inc., yesterday hosted the Frederick Douglass Community Day Celebration. Marylanders of all ages and backgrounds from across the state joined for programs and activities exploring topics of freedom, community, art, and history.

“Banneker-Douglass Museum is committed to engaging the public through events like the Community Day Celebration, to share Maryland’s rich African American history and culture,” said Chanel Compton, Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum. “Especially during this Year of Frederick Douglass, we invite all Marylanders to join us as we continue to host exhibits, programs, and events to educate and enrich our communities.”

The Community Day Celebration featured interactive programs and performances including a Frederick Douglass Reenactment performed by Nathan Richardson; “My Slave Experience in Maryland” performed by Daniel Bates; a Harriet Tubman Reenactment performed by Janice Curtis Greene; “The Conflict and Compromise of Harriet Tubman,” performed by Harriet Tubman Performers, Katera Jones and Kalayah Murray; a Quilting Project with Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither; a Harlem Globetrotters Video Presentation, produced by Daniel Bates; and a “Read Aloud” made possible through a partnership with Baltimore Read Aloud, Well Read Inc., and Play On Purpose Inc. (P.O.P. Inc.)

The Banneker-Douglass museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. To learn more about Banneker-Douglass Museum, visit: http://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/


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