Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

This year's Black History Month programming celebrates past heroes, as well as recent culture. Click on titles for more information


The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard & Shirley Kinsey - Where Art & History Intersect
WHEN: On View through March 2, 2014
View an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and other art & artifacts. The exhibition is organized by The Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education and KBK Enterprises, Incorporated. Presented by Wells Fargo, Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Sixth Annual High School Juried Art Show
WHEN: Jan 12 - Mar 2, 2014
Works by students from across the state respond to this year's theme "Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy: Have We Progressed?" In partnership with the Maryland State Education Association and the Maryland State Department of Education.


Special Event
Youth Film and Culture Festival presented by The Griot's Eye
WHEN: Sat Feb 1, 12 – 5 PM
View the completed film, theater, African dance, and poetry work of several talented area youth.

Author Talk
A Fresh Look at the Underground Railroad with Professor Cheryl J. LaRoche
WHEN: Sat Feb 8, 1 PM
The author explores in her new book how the free black community assisted individuals fleeing slavery in three rural Midwestern communities.

Black History Live! with Culture Queen
WHEN: Sat Feb 15, 12 PM
Teaching artist Culture Queen™ leads children in an interactive workshop with drama, movement, art and music.

Author Talk
Love, Peace, and Soul Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments
WHEN: Sat Feb 15, 2 PM
Ericka Blount's pop culture book is a celebratory, behind-the-scenes collection of anecdotes, stories, and reflections about the show Soul Train. A book signing follows the author's talk.

WJZ's Black History Oratory Contest
WHEN: Sun Feb 16, 1 PM
Twenty high school semi-finalists present their original orations based on inspirational quotes from Jesse Owens, Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama before a panel of judges.

American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (1 hour 57 minutes)
WHEN: Sun Feb 16, 2 PM
Beloved athlete, singer, and scholar Paul Robeson gained international notoriety during his lifetime. He was also a charismatic champion of the rights of the disenfranchised.

Gabrielle Goodman
WHEN: Thu Feb 20, 6 PM
Besides touring with Roberta Flack, Mary J. Blige, and Patti Labelle, the remarkable Gabrielle Goodman is a critically-acclaimed songstress in her own right. She shares her latest release "Spiritual Tapestry" tonight.

Special Event
Verizon Open House
WHEN: Sat Feb 22, 10AM – 5 PM
Celebrate Black History Month with an open house at the museum. Join friends, neighbors, community innovators, and business leaders for a day full of interactive tours, activities and entertainment. Free.

All programs are included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore's premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland's African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast's largest African American museum, occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas. The museum is located near Baltimore's Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. The museum is also accessible on Baltimore's Charm City Circulator Orange and Green Routes. For more information, please call 443.263.1800 or visit www.RFLewisMuseum.org

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