Banneker-Douglass Museum

Banneker-Douglass Museum The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s African American heritage and serves as the state’s official repository of African American material culture.
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The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, is dedicated to preserving Maryland's African American heritage and serves as the state's official repository of African American material culture. The museum was dedicated on February 24, 1984. The original museum was housed within the former Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church in the heart of historic Annapolis. The Victorian-Gothic structure was included in the Annapolis Historic District in 1971 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The recently completed BDM addition is a four-story addition which uses the nineteenth-century brick of the church's north facade as its interior lobby wall. The Banneker-Douglass Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.

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As we close out Jazz Appreciation Month, join us in celebrating  Maryland’s-own Ama Chandra.Unforgettable would be a one...
04/30/2021

As we close out Jazz Appreciation Month, join us in celebrating Maryland’s-own Ama Chandra.

Unforgettable would be a one-word description of the Baltimore native, Jazz vocalist. Merging mastery and appeal, presence and connection Chandra is heavily influenced by world rhythms and Jazz.

Using her vocal talents and Nursing background Ama Chandra has created “Medicine Songs” or simple, catchy sounds, rhythms, and messages that easily reset listeners to a place of love.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by supporting Maryland’s talented jazz musicians.

#JazzAppreciationMonth #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #Jazz #BDMuseum

As we close out Jazz Appreciation Month, join us in celebrating Maryland’s-own Ama Chandra.

Unforgettable would be a one-word description of the Baltimore native, Jazz vocalist. Merging mastery and appeal, presence and connection Chandra is heavily influenced by world rhythms and Jazz.

Using her vocal talents and Nursing background Ama Chandra has created “Medicine Songs” or simple, catchy sounds, rhythms, and messages that easily reset listeners to a place of love.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by supporting Maryland’s talented jazz musicians.

#JazzAppreciationMonth #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #Jazz #BDMuseum

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and today we are highlighting Maryland’s-own Marcus Johnson. Johnson is from Silver Spr...
04/28/2021

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and today we are highlighting Maryland’s-own Marcus Johnson. Johnson is from Silver Springs and is a nationally known and award-winning jazz keyboardist/pianist. To date Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted albums and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously.

Johnson began his Jazz career at historic Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Springs and earned his BA at Howard University. He later earned his MDA and Law Degree at Georgetown University.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by supporting Maryland’s talented jazz musicians.

#JazzAppreciationMonth #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #Jazz #bdmuseum

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and today we are highlighting Maryland’s-own Marcus Johnson. Johnson is from Silver Springs and is a nationally known and award-winning jazz keyboardist/pianist. To date Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted albums and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously.

Johnson began his Jazz career at historic Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Springs and earned his BA at Howard University. He later earned his MDA and Law Degree at Georgetown University.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by supporting Maryland’s talented jazz musicians.

#JazzAppreciationMonth #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #Jazz #bdmuseum

ICYMI: The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission (MLTRC) and the Maryland Commission on African American...
04/28/2021
The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Announce Partnership - The Southern Maryland Chronicle

ICYMI: The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission (MLTRC) and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) today announced a partnership in which both commissions will work together to promote equity, healing, and justice in Maryland.

https://southernmarylandchronicle.com/2021/04/26/the-maryland-lynching-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-and-the-maryland-commission-on-african-american-history-and-culture-announce-partnership/

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission (MLTRC) and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) today announced a partnership in which both commissions will work together to promote equity, healing, and justice in Maryland. “For over...

Things are happening at BDM! We now proudly display one of the six banners from Maryland Hall’s “Art Of Activism” exhibi...
04/27/2021

Things are happening at BDM! We now proudly display one of the six banners from Maryland Hall’s “Art Of Activism” exhibit.

Although the museum remains temporarily closed, you can still view this powerful art featuring local artist Comacell Brown (@cellspitfire) which is prominently displayed on the front of the museum.

Black Lives Still Matter. Special thanks to Maryland Hall for making this possible.

#BlackLivesMatter #ArtOfActivism #MarylandHall #HistoricAnnapolis #BlackMuseums #BlackArt

If you weren’t able to make it to this weekend’s Annapolis Book Festival panel discussion with Executive Director Chanel...
04/26/2021
Endurance: African American History - Crowdcast

If you weren’t able to make it to this weekend’s Annapolis Book Festival panel discussion with Executive Director Chanel Compton, don’t worry, you can hear the entire discussion by clicking the link below.

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/endurance-african

#AfricanAmericanHistory #BlackHistory #MarylandHistory #AnnapolisBookFestival #BlackLiterature #ReadingIsFundamental

Join Keisha N. Blain and Martha S. Jones in conversation with moderator Chane Compton.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and today we are highlighting Maryland’s-own, Isaac S. Parham.Based in Baltimore, Parha...
04/26/2021

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and today we are highlighting Maryland’s-own, Isaac S. Parham.

Based in Baltimore, Parham is Maryland's premier Jazz Saxophonist. He is an energetic, versatile saxophonist, composer and entertainer whose been performing for over 25 years. He attended the Music Careers program at Frederick Douglass High School, and The Peabody Preparatory Institute.

Parham has performed with The Jacksons, Regina Bell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ramsey Lewis, Ron Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Dennis Chambers, The Chi-Lites, Maysa, Maurette Brown Clark, and more. Join us in celebrating Maryland's-own, Isaac Parham.

#JazzAppreciationMonth #IsaacParham #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #BDMuseum #Jazz #Saxaphone

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and today we are highlighting Maryland’s-own, Isaac S. Parham.

Based in Baltimore, Parham is Maryland's premier Jazz Saxophonist. He is an energetic, versatile saxophonist, composer and entertainer whose been performing for over 25 years. He attended the Music Careers program at Frederick Douglass High School, and The Peabody Preparatory Institute.

Parham has performed with The Jacksons, Regina Bell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ramsey Lewis, Ron Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Dennis Chambers, The Chi-Lites, Maysa, Maurette Brown Clark, and more. Join us in celebrating Maryland's-own, Isaac Parham.

#JazzAppreciationMonth #IsaacParham #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #BDMuseum #Jazz #Saxaphone

There’s still time! Today at 4 pm!Click the link below to reaeve your spot.
04/24/2021

There’s still time! Today at 4 pm!

Click the link below to reaeve your spot.

From Governor Larry Hogan“Maryland state officials said in a news release Monday that archaeologists working on land own...
04/24/2021
Archaeologists say Harriet Tubman's home discovered in Maryland

From Governor Larry Hogan

“Maryland state officials said in a news release Monday that archaeologists working on land owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believe they have discovered the home where abolitionist legend Harriet Tubman lived as a young girl.

A news release from the State Highway Administration stated that the home, owned by Tubman's father, Ben Ross, is where she lived before beginning her quest to free dozens of slaves from captivity in the South.”

Maryland state officials said in a news release Monday that archaeologists working on land owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believe they have discovered the home where abolitionist legend Harriet Tubman lived as a young girl.

Improved facilities are on the way at BDM. We are happy to share this wonderful news with you. To support BDM, you can d...
04/24/2021

Improved facilities are on the way at BDM. We are happy to share this wonderful news with you.

To support BDM, you can donate at bdmuseum.Maryland.gov/donate

Annapolis is home to many amazing museums that celebrate our town's history & culture including the Banneker-Douglass Museum. My D30 Seatmates Senator Sarah Elfreth & Shaneka Henson and I are bringing home $75,000 to help fund critical renovations of this important landmark.
#Annapolis #AnneArundel #Working4MD

Tomorrow! Join BDM Executive Director Chanel Compton as she moderates panel discussion as part of the Annapolis Book Fes...
04/23/2021

Tomorrow! Join BDM Executive Director Chanel Compton as she moderates panel discussion as part of the Annapolis Book Festival! This event is FREE to the public.

Panelists include esteemed and award-winning historians, Keisha N. Blain and Martha S. Jones, and they will discuss Black experiences in America including debunking the myth that Black men and women represent a monolith in American culture and history. They will also focus on the wide range of experiences and ideas that have always existed within the community of Blackness. This promises to be an illuminating and vital discussion.

Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian, professor, and writer. She is currently an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, president of the African American Intellectual History Society, and an editor for the Washington Post’s ‘Made by History’ section. Her writings have appeared in popular outlets such as the Atlantic, the Guardian, Politico, and Time. She is the author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle of Freedom; and Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America.

Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. She is president of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the oldest and largest association of women historians in the United States, and she sits on the executive board of the Organization of American Historians. Author of Birthright Citizens and All Bound up Together, Dr. Jones has written for the Washington Post, the Atlantic, USA Today, and more. She lives in Baltimore.

Save your spot! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/endurance-african/register?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=profile_web&utm_campaign=profile

#AfricanAmericanHistory #BlackHistory #MarylandHistory #AnnapolisBookFestival #BlackLiterature #ReadingIsFundamental

Thank you to all who joined us for this week's anti-racism training. We had more than 180 participants on the call, our ...
04/23/2021

Thank you to all who joined us for this week's anti-racism training. We had more than 180 participants on the call, our largest virtual training to date. We are energized by the positive feedback we continue to receive and I am grateful so many of you found the training to be useful and informative.

Together with Baltimore Read Aloud, we've compiled a list of anti-racism recommended reading resources including: Four Hundred Souls, Power Concedes Nothing Without A Demand, Freedom is Constant Struggle, Caste, You Are Your Best Thing, A Black Women's History of the United States, The Beautiful Struggle, The Promise of Change, and Stolen Justice.

Thank you to those who were able to join us and for dedicating your time and energy to the important work of combating systemic racism. If you weren't able to join us, you can view the training online at bdmuseum.com/events.

Special thanks to the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County - Care. Connect. Contribute. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Sonja E. Swygert Family Fund, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative.

#BDMuseum #AntiRacism #BlackMuseumsMatter #BlackHistory #BlackCulture

At long last, the wait it over. Derek Chauvin found guilty in the murder of George Floyd. While this is a major win on t...
04/20/2021

At long last, the wait it over. Derek Chauvin found guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

While this is a major win on the road to social justice and the end of police brutality against Blacks in America, BDM remains committed to ensuring an equitable future for all Americans.

#BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum #BLM

At long last, the wait it over. Derek Chauvin found guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

While this is a major win on the road to social justice and the end of police brutality against Blacks in America, BDM remains committed to ensuring an equitable future for all Americans.

#BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum #BLM

TONIGHT! “The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America.”J...
04/20/2021

TONIGHT! “The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America.”

Join us from 6 pm - 8 pm for a unique opportunity to strengthen racial equity practices personally, professionally, and culturally. Check out our agenda; we've got a great program in store for you!

To register simply click the link in our bio and then click "events."

Thank you to The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Fund, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative.

#AntiRacism #BDMuseum #VirtualBDM #BlackMuseumsMatter

TONIGHT! “The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America.”

Join us from 6 pm - 8 pm for a unique opportunity to strengthen racial equity practices personally, professionally, and culturally. Check out our agenda; we've got a great program in store for you!

To register simply click the link in our bio and then click "events."

Thank you to The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Fund, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative.

#AntiRacism #BDMuseum #VirtualBDM #BlackMuseumsMatter

Meet guest facilitator Dresden Lackey who will lead tomorrow's important discussion on The Historical Foundations of Str...
04/19/2021

Meet guest facilitator Dresden Lackey who will lead tomorrow's important discussion on The Historical Foundations of Structural Racism during our anti-racism training.

Lackey is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Her primary research interests include gendered racism, microaggressions, health disparities, social problems, and urbanization, which she studies through an intersectional and critical race theoretical lens. She previously has done research at Emory University, the University of Baltimore, the National Institute of Health, and Johns Hopkins University. Dresden teaches undergraduates courses on race and ethnicity, social problems in America, and gender inequality. Her session on critical race theory will examine the legalities of racism, how and why practices and policies were/are created, and whom they ultimately serve.

You don't want to miss this important discussion. Register today at bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events

Thank you to The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County , Four Rivers Heritage Arear, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Fund, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative.
#AntiRacism #BDMuseum #VirtualBDM #BlackMuseumsMatter

Meet guest facilitator Dresden Lackey who will lead tomorrow's important discussion on The Historical Foundations of Structural Racism during our anti-racism training.

Lackey is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Her primary research interests include gendered racism, microaggressions, health disparities, social problems, and urbanization, which she studies through an intersectional and critical race theoretical lens. She previously has done research at Emory University, the University of Baltimore, the National Institute of Health, and Johns Hopkins University. Dresden teaches undergraduates courses on race and ethnicity, social problems in America, and gender inequality. Her session on critical race theory will examine the legalities of racism, how and why practices and policies were/are created, and whom they ultimately serve.

You don't want to miss this important discussion. Register today at bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events

Thank you to The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County , Four Rivers Heritage Arear, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Fund, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative.
#AntiRacism #BDMuseum #VirtualBDM #BlackMuseumsMatter

Meet guest facilitator Dr. David Reed. Dr Reed will lead an important discussion on The Historical Foundations of Struct...
04/15/2021

Meet guest facilitator Dr. David Reed. Dr Reed will lead an important discussion on The Historical Foundations of Structural Racism during next week's anti-racism training.

Dr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Bowie State University and a doctorate in United States History, with a minor in Education and African-American History from Morgan State University. His session will provide attendees with a timeline acknowledging key events in the nation’s history and learn about the historical impact of structural racism in the United States.

You don't want to miss this important discussion. Register today at bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events

Thank you to The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Fund, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative.

#AntiRacism #BDMuseum #VirtualBDM #BlackMuseumsMatter

Meet guest facilitator Dr. David Reed. Dr Reed will lead an important discussion on The Historical Foundations of Structural Racism during next week's anti-racism training.

Dr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Bowie State University and a doctorate in United States History, with a minor in Education and African-American History from Morgan State University. His session will provide attendees with a timeline acknowledging key events in the nation’s history and learn about the historical impact of structural racism in the United States.

You don't want to miss this important discussion. Register today at bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events

Thank you to The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Sonja E. Swygert Family Fund, and all of the supporters of the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative.

#AntiRacism #BDMuseum #VirtualBDM #BlackMuseumsMatter

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Annapolis, MD
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Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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