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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Today we honor Maryland's own, Harriet Tubman, for the strength, bravery, and courage she exhibited when she first attem...
09/17/2020

Today we honor Maryland's own, Harriet Tubman, for the strength, bravery, and courage she exhibited when she first attempted to free herself from the bonds of slavery on this day in 1849.

Born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman personally led 70 slaves to freedom. She would go on to be a scout, spy, a nurse in the Civil war, and a fighter for women’s rights.

"Harriet Tubman fought to ensure freedom and equality for all. Join us in honoring her memory by voting in the upcoming election on November 3rd, 2020." - Chanel Compton, BDM Executive Director

Please visit voterservices.elections.maryland.gov and register today!

#HarrietTubman #SelfLiberation #BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum

09/14/2020
“Why We Vote”

"Why We Vote" highlights the importance of voting, especially in marginalized communities. Tell us in the comments why you vote! We'd like to hear from you.

As we approach the upcoming presidential election on November 3rd (the deadline to register is October 13, 2020) make sure you engage in the democratic process. This simple, yet powerful act is how you can affect change and have your voice be heard. Please visit voterservices.elections.maryland.gov and register today!

#WhyWeVote #YourVoteMatters #BVMP #BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum

As we celebrate Labor Day today, we should consider the history of this holiday and how it came to be. In the 1920s, the...
09/07/2020

As we celebrate Labor Day today, we should consider the history of this holiday and how it came to be.

In the 1920s, the Pullman Palace Car Company was the nation’s largest single employer of black men. To protest low wages and poor working conditions, pullman porters formed the first black-led union organized by Rosina Tucker who became one of the most influential female labor and civil rights organizers in American history.

Tucker's leadership helped bring rise to the American Labor and Civil Rights movements and her advocacy helped improve working conditions and better wages for Black workers. In 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday as a conciliatory gesture toward the American Labor Movement.

You too can be an agent of change and on November 3rd you'll have the opportunity to be heard. As part of BDM's Black Vote Mural Project we are encouraging everyone to vote in the upcoming presidential election (the deadline to register is October 13, 2020). This simple, yet powerful act is how you can affect change and be counted. Please visit voterservices.elections.maryland.gov and register today!

Photo: Senator Claiborne Pell talks to 103-year-old Rosina Tucker at a hearing of the Senate Aging subcommittee of Labor and Human Resources in 1984.
(AP Photo)

#BDMuseum #RockTheVote #YourVoteCounts #BlackVote
MuralProject #LaborDay

As part of the state’s initial entry into Stage Three, Governor Larry Hogan announced additional safe and gradual reopen...
09/03/2020

As part of the state’s initial entry into Stage Three, Governor Larry Hogan announced additional safe and gradual reopenings.

While the museum remains closed to the public, we encourage you to visit us online for virtual programs and exhibits at bdmuseum.maryland.gov.

#MarylandStrong #BDMuseum

This weekend Tamika Palmer (Breonna Taylor’s mother) and family visited her mural in Chambers Park, Annapolis. They were...
08/31/2020

This weekend Tamika Palmer (Breonna Taylor’s mother) and family visited her mural in Chambers Park, Annapolis. They were joined by Mayor of Annapolis Gavin Buckley, The Maryland Commissin on African American History and Culture, activists and artists Deonte Ward and @cellspitfire, BDM Executive Director Chanel Compton, and the Parole community.

Swipe left to see more images from the emotional dedication of the mural. special thanks to Future History Now for championing this important public art installation.

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #ChambersPark #MCAAHC #BLM #BlackMuseumsMatter

Though Chadwick Boseman sadly lost his battle with cancer he left an indelible mark on this world before leaving.Represe...
08/30/2020

Though Chadwick Boseman sadly lost his battle with cancer he left an indelible mark on this world before leaving.

Representation matters and the visibility Chadwick brought to the silver screen in his role as Black Panther gave many African Americans their first superhero with whom they could completely identitfy. An acclaimed actor and activist, his presence will he missed.

“Wakanda Forever!”

#RIP #ChadwickBoseman #RepresentationMatters #WakandaForever #BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMusuem

Thank you to The City Of Annapolis who recently granted $5,000 to BDM to support the Black Vote Mural Project. You can d...
08/17/2020
Annapolis grants more than $400K to area non-profits and organizations | Eye On Annapolis

Thank you to The City Of Annapolis who recently granted $5,000 to BDM to support the Black Vote Mural Project.

You can donate today at bdmuseum.maryland.gov/donate/

https://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2020/08/annapolis-grants-more-than-400k-to-area-non-profits-and-organizations/

The City of Annapolis has allocated $429,700 in Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2021. The funding allocation distribution process is currently underway through the City's Office of Finance. &quo

Join us online on August 22nd from 12 pm - 2 pm for an Educator Workshop on anti racism. This training is geared toward ...
08/14/2020

Join us online on August 22nd from 12 pm - 2 pm for an Educator Workshop on anti racism. This training is geared toward teachers, educators, and counselors and led by industry leaders and scholars. You'll learn how to use the arts as an effective means to dismantle racial stereotypes and effectively strengthen minority communities. You don't want to miss this important event!

Register today at bdmusuem.maryland.gov

#BDMAntiRacism #BVMP #BDMuseum #BlackMuseumsMatter #Workshop #Educational

08/11/2020
The Governor's Coordinating Offices are here for you!

Check out this encouraging video that our Governor's Coordinating Offices communications team made for the citizens of #Maryland!

Banneker-Douglass Museum and all the Governor's Coordinating Offices, are here to keep #MarylandStong.

Share what #MarylandStrong looks like to you!

#ChangingMDfortheBetter

https://youtu.be/lWUAg5tbrtU

The Governor's Coordinating Offices are here for you! Learn more about us and get connected below: Governor's Coordinating Offices https://governor.maryland....

Today is Giving Tuesday! For the third year in a row GivingTuesday is partnering with The Young, Black & Giving Back Ins...
08/11/2020

Today is Giving Tuesday! For the third year in a row GivingTuesday is partnering with The Young, Black & Giving Back Institute to help spread the word about the only nationwide giving day which serves as an aid for all Black-led and Black-benefitting nonprofits. To support Banneker-Douglass Museum, click here: bdmuseum.maryland.gov/donate/

Now is the time to help preserve and promote Black history in Maryland.

#GivingTuesday #YBGB #DonateNow #SupportBlackHistory #BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum

Great News! BDM was recently selected as an African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund recipient by the National Tru...
08/05/2020

Great News! BDM was recently selected as an African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund recipient by the National Trust for Historic Preservation who awarded $1.6 million in grants to 27 sites to help preserve African American history.

“The recipients of this funding exemplify centuries of African American resilience, activism, and achievement, some known and some yet untold, that tell the complex story of American history in the United States. With urgency and intention, the nation must value the link between architecture and racial justice, and should fund these and other cultural assets to ensure their protection and preservation.” - Brent Leggs, Executive Director, Action Fund.

To help preserve African American history and culture in Maryland, click the link in our bio and click "donate."

#TellTheFullStory #SavingPlaces #BlackHistory #BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum

“It’s Tuesday at Harambee, is Freedoms Schools in the House”?....We are still pumped from last week's youth conference a...
08/04/2020

“It’s Tuesday at Harambee, is Freedoms Schools in the House”?....We are still pumped from last week's youth conference and wanted to thank everyone who watched, shared, and/or told someone about the program. With over 4000 views we’re excited to have been able to reach so many of you with this year's conference. As promised, we wanted to announce our contest winners: Congratulations to Jessica Puchala, Kat Coates, Lakeia Newkirk, Britanny Thomas, and Comacell Brown, Jr. Please inbox us your addresses. The museum will be sending you merchandise from our current Black Vote Mural Project. Graciously provided by Baltimore Read Aloud

Again, thank you all for attending. A great big shout out to our sponsors and partners. We look forward to seeing you next year.

#BDMuseum #YouthConference #BlackHistory #RockTheVote #BlackVoteMuralProject

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the dedication of the Breonna Taylor mural has been postponed. We apologize for...
07/25/2020

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the dedication of the Breonna Taylor mural has been postponed. We apologize for any incovenience and will let you know when the dedication will take place in the future.

07/24/2020
Share What #MarylandStrong Looks Like to You

The Governor's Coordinating Offices are proud to be part of Governor Larry Hogan’s team to help keep #MarylandStrong. What does #MarylandStrong look like to you?

https://youtu.be/DqrlYQ2jI_g

#ChangingMDfortheBetter

Use #MarylandStrong on Facebook and Twitter to share your stories. Follow the Governor's Coordinating Offices to hear our #MarylandStrong stories. Governor's...

Banneker-Douglass Museum's cover photo
07/23/2020

Banneker-Douglass Museum's cover photo

Updates for the Maryland Strong: Road To Recovery from Governor Larry Hogan#MarylandStrong #RoadToRecovery #BDMuseum
07/23/2020

Updates for the Maryland Strong: Road To Recovery from Governor Larry Hogan

#MarylandStrong #RoadToRecovery #BDMuseum

Today I provided a comprehensive update on Maryland’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery.

Dr. Salmon announced that local school systems will have the flexibility to determine, in consultation with their local health officers, how they will open and which groups of students and staff will be able to re-enter school buildings. Within the framework of local control, MSDE will set a series of guardrails for school systems, including that they must follow CDC guidelines for schools, which stress the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and cloth face coverings.

Testing and contact tracing remain critical to finding and fighting this virus. Maryland continues to make testing abundantly available as part of our long-term strategy, and we encourage Marylanders to get tested at one of 220+ testing sites available statewide—particularly those who have recently traveled or engaged in high-risk activity. We also urge Marylanders to participate in contact tracing: If ‘MD COVID’ calls, please answer the phone.

I want to reiterate to Marylanders that this crisis is not over, and that your actions may help determine whether we see a resurgence of the virus here in Maryland. Only you can keep Maryland open for business by wearing masks and continuing to follow public health guidelines. It’s pretty simple: no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.

Read a comprehensive summary of today's announcements here: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/07/22/governor-hogan-continues-to-stress-vigilance-in-covid-19-fight-state-superintendent-sets-guardrails-for-schools-to-reopen/

National Trust for Historic Preservation announces 2020 grantees of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. Chec...
07/17/2020
National Trust announces 2020 grantees of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

National Trust for Historic Preservation announces 2020 grantees of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

Check out the full list of awardees, including BDM.

https://www.archpaper.com/2020/07/national-trust-announces-2020-grantees-of-african-american-cultural-heritage-action-fund/

The National Trust for Preservation has recognized a total of 27 historic buildings and conservation organizations with historic Black significance.

National Trust for Historic Preservation announces 2020 grantees of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. Chec...
07/17/2020
National Trust announces 2020 grantees of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

National Trust for Historic Preservation announces 2020 grantees of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

Check out the full list of awardees, including BDM.

https://www.archpaper.com/2020/07/national-trust-announces-2020-grantees-of-african-american-cultural-heritage-action-fund/

The National Trust for Preservation has recognized a total of 27 historic buildings and conservation organizations with historic Black significance.

Meet Dr. David Fakunle. David earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and prior to doct...
07/17/2020

Meet Dr. David Fakunle. David earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and prior to doctoral study earned a B.A. in Psychology and Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. As an artist, David has utilized vocal and theater performance, African storytelling and African drumming in the proclamation of truth for over 20 years.

We are excited to have Dr. Fakunle present during the 3rd Annual BDM Youth Conference. Join us online on July 31st, from 10am - 2pm to hear what he's got in store for you. Click here to register today: https://bit.ly/2B9MbMb

The Black Vote Mural Project and 2020 program series is made possible by the support of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, the Maryland Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, Friends of the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Maryland Humanities, PNC, Four Rivers Heritage Area , @pgahc, @artscouncilaac, Wells Fargo, Sonja Swygert Family Fund, Anne Arundel County Historical Trust, and @officialoppf

#BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum #Maryland #Youth #BDMuseumYouthCon #BVMP #VirtualBDM #breonnataylor #sayhername #blacklivesmatter #rockthevote

Heres an interview with NBC, Future History Now, and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture abo...
07/16/2020
A New Mural in Annapolis Calls for Justice for Breonna Taylor

Heres an interview with NBC, Future History Now, and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture about the Breonna Taylor Mural in Chambers Park.

Check it out!

https://www.lx.com/community/a-new-mural-in-annapolis-calls-for-justice-for-breonna-taylor/15497/

#BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor

A non-profit dedicated to creating murals with young people facing adversity in under-served communities is behind a new 7,000 square-foot mural in Annapolis, Md., that is dedicated to Breonna Taylor. Future History Now co-founders Jeff Huntington and Julia Gibb joined LX News to discuss their organ...

July 15th updates for the Maryland Strong: Road To Recovery from Governor Larry Hogan.#MarylandStrong #RoadToRecovery #B...
07/16/2020

July 15th updates for the Maryland Strong: Road To Recovery from Governor Larry Hogan.

#MarylandStrong #RoadToRecovery #BDMuseum #SaferAtHome

Our key COVID-19 metrics in Maryland continue to remain low and stable. However, we are concerned that 40 states across America are experiencing spikes and increasing numbers, including states just across our borders.

We are also watching a few concerning trends in our state, including the positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 years of age, which is now 83% higher than Marylanders 35 and over. Young people should continue to avoid crowded bars, house parties, and large gatherings of any kind. You are not only putting yourselves at risk—you are risking the lives of your parents, your grandparents, and other vulnerable people in the community. Any Marylander who has been engaged in any type of risky behavior should immediately get tested for COVID-19.

We are also advising that Marylanders refrain from traveling to areas that are experiencing rapidly escalating numbers. Any Marylander who has traveled to or is returning from travel out of state should immediately get tested. Plan your test today by visiting covidtest.maryland.gov.

While our health metrics are continuing to decline or plateau, this battle is not behind us by a long shot. Only you can stop the spread of this virus, and only you can help keep Maryland open for business. We will get through this together, and we will come out of it better and stronger than ever.

Read the full news release: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/07/15/hogan-administration-uncovers-massive-criminal-fraud-scheme/

Tomorrow at 4pm. Don’t miss it!
07/15/2020

Tomorrow at 4pm. Don’t miss it!

Don’t miss us tomorrow on our Instagram page!! Going LIVE at 4:00 EST with Banneker-Douglass Museum 😁

07/14/2020
Virtual BDM Event Lineup

Up next... the annual BDM Youth Conference. Join us online on July 31st, from 10am - 2pm.

This year’s theme is The Black Vote Mural Project. This virtual summit is dedicated to the empowerment of Maryland’s youth. Viewers will experience motivational speakers and presentations by Future History Now of the Breonna Taylor Mural Project, @rashadstaton of Baltimore City Schools and more! Voter registration and Give-always are included ⭐️💫

Click the link in our bio and scroll to the events tab to register today!

The Black Vote Mural Project and 2020 program series is made possible by the support of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, the Maryland Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, Friends of the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Maryland Humanities, @pncbank, Four Rivers Heritage Area, @pgahc, @artscouncilaac, Wells Fargo, Sonja Swygert Family Fund, Anne Arundel County Historical Trust, and @officialoppf

#BlackMuseumsMatter #BDMuseum #Maryland #Youth #BDMuseumYouthCon #BVMP #VirtualBDM #breonnataylor #sayhername #blacklivesmatter #rockthevote

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84 Franklin St
Annapolis, MD
21401

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(410) 216-6180

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