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MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Hosts Legacy Symposium At Morgan State University, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

 

WHAT: The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) hosts the Legacy Symposium on the campus of Morgan State University in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of MCAAHC.

A panel discussion with renowned experts will share the impact MCAAHC has made on preservation projects throughout the state, including Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, a professor at Harvard University and President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The symposium will also feature remarks from the Honorable Kweisi Mfume, Honorary Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee and the Honorable Adrienne Jones, Speaker for the Maryland House of Delegates as well as a lecture from the Quarles Institute High School & College Student Scholars.

Awards will be presented to the following:

  • Welcome Legacy Award: the Honorable Adrienne Jones, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • Emerging Welcome Legacy Award: the Honorable Julian Ivey, Maryland State Delegate
  • Quarles Legacy Award: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • MCAAHC Chairman’s Award: John W. Franklin
  • Stewardship Award: Angela Crenshaw, Harriet Tubman National Park
  • Ambassador Award: Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither
  • Philanthropy Award: Eddie & Sylvia Brown
  • Preservation Award: Herschel Johnson, Friends of the Stanley Institute, Inc.

Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP, please visit: conta.cc/30jvaXr

WHO: Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Morgan State University
WHERE: New Jenkins Hall
1600 Havenwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21251

 


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