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.

Dear Marylanders,  Thank you for your interest in the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Aligning with the recommendations by the...
03/12/2020

Dear Marylanders,

Thank you for your interest in the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Aligning with the recommendations by the CDC and Maryland Department of Health regarding COVID-19, the museum will temporarily be closed. We will update everyone once we reopen the museum. Stay healthy and safe.

Thank you.

This week Maryland kicked off the 2020 Census and BDM staff attended to support the effort.Being counted is how we can a...
03/11/2020

This week Maryland kicked off the 2020 Census and BDM staff attended to support the effort.

Being counted is how we can all ensure Maryland receives our fair share of billions of dollars in federal funding.

Participating in the 2020 Census is easy, and it is safe. “Census Day” is officially April 1st, but this year the U.S. Census Bureau has made it easier than ever to participate. Beginning this Thursday, March 12th, Maryland residents will have the option to respond online, or by phone. Paper questionnaires will be mailed in early April for those who haven’t responded yet, online or by phone, and the entire Census process will conclude by the end of July.

The Hogan administration is committed to making sure every single Marylander is counted by creating the biggest outreach effort in Maryland history.

For more information visit census.maryland.gov.

Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day at the Banneker-Douglass Museum! Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. As...
03/10/2020

Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day at the Banneker-Douglass Museum! Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman made several trips into slave-holding states, leading individuals to freedom in the North. During the Civil War, she further risked her life and safety to work first as a nurse and then as a spy for the Union Army. Afterwards, she became an outspoken advocate for African American and women’s rights, insisting that all be afforded dignity, treated with respect and granted equality. #harriettubman #yearofthewoman #blackhistory #womansuffrage

03/06/2020

Check out this short video featuring youth from Steuart Hill Academic Academy in Baltimore, MD.

These bright young students created one of the murals currently on view as part of our newest exhibit, The Black Vote Mural Project. It embodies the theme of the exhibit, highlighting those who paved the way for women and Blacks to exercise their right to vote.

Come see their work and experience The Black Vote Mural Project for yourself!

#MarylandYOW #BVMPMaryland #BDMuseum #BDMYouth

This is Mary Burnett Talbert, civil rights and anti-lynching activist, suffragist, preservationist, international human ...
03/02/2020

This is Mary Burnett Talbert, civil rights and anti-lynching activist, suffragist, preservationist, international human rights proponent, and educator. She was a pioneer in international organizing efforts, gaining a voice for African American women and developing black female leadership. She bridged the generation of 19th century abolitionists and freedom seekers: Tubman, Douglass, Truth, and others, and the developing civil rights leadership of the 20th century.

Come learn about Mrs. Talbert (and others) as Associate Professor Sharon Harley from the University of Maryland College Park leads a lecture, "African Americans and Women's Suffrage Movement." Join us this Thursday, March 5th, from 6 pm - 8 pm (light fare and refreshments available at 5:30 pm). Make sure you register today via the link in our bio!

Special thanks to our sponsors, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Maryland Humanities, @mainandmarketannapolis, Brown Forman, and What's Up? Media for making this event possible.

#MarylandYOW #BDMWomensSuffrage #BlackHistoryMonth #MarylandHistory #BDMuseum
#BVMPMaryland

Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, abolitionist, feminist, and suffragist who led an anti-lynching crusade...
02/28/2020

Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, abolitionist, feminist, and suffragist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She went on to found groups striving for African American and women's justice and voting rights.

Come learn about Ida B. Wells (and others) as Associate Professor Sharon Harley from the University of Maryland College Park leads a lecture, "African Americans and Women's Suffrage Movement." Join us this Thursday, March 5th, from 6 pm - 8 pm (light fare and refreshments available at 5:30 pm).

Click here to register: bit.ly/2vbkwHM

Special thanks to our sponsors, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Maryland Humanities, Main & Market, Brown Forman, and What's Up? Media for making this event possible.

#MarylandYOW #BDMWomensSuffrage #BlackHistoryMonth #MarylandHistory #BDMuseum
#BVMPMaryland

Join us Thursday, March 5th, from 6 pm - 8 pm for a lecture and discussion with Associate Professor Sharon Harley from t...
02/26/2020

Join us Thursday, March 5th, from 6 pm - 8 pm for a lecture and discussion with Associate Professor Sharon Harley from the University of Maryland College Park as we explore the important and often overlooked presence of African American women during the Women's Suffrage Movement. Invited: Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, Harvard University. Light fare provided by Main & Market.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Maryland Humanities, and What's Up? Media for making this event possible.

Click here to register: bit.ly/2vbkwHM

#MarylandYOW #BDMWomensSuffrage #UniversityOfMaryland

02/26/2020
Black Mural 2

Video: CTV News interview with Executive Director Chanel Compton about the museum’s newest exhibit, The Black Vote Mural Project.

#BVMPMaryland #PGCTV #BDMuseum

The Banneker Douglass Museum is featuring a new exhibit encouraging everyone to hit the polls.

Yesterday BDM Executive Director, Chanel Compton delivered the keynote address during the U.S. Department of Housing and...
02/26/2020

Yesterday BDM Executive Director, Chanel Compton delivered the keynote address during the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Robert C. Weaver – Blacks in Government, 2020 Black History Month Ceremony.

Director Compton delivered a powerful message about the importance of the African American vote and the impact of African American museums.

To learn more, visit BDM and see our newest exhibit, The Black Vote Mural Project; on view through December, 2020.

#BVMPMaryland
#YourVoteIsYourVoice #BDMuseum #BlacksInGovernment

This week Governor Larry Hogan welcomed more than a hundred community leaders, elected officials, and clergy members to ...
02/25/2020

This week Governor Larry Hogan welcomed more than a hundred community leaders, elected officials, and clergy members to Government House for a reception in recognition of Black History Month. The Governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford and BDM's Executive Director, Chanel Compton.

Earlier this month, the Hogan administration announced that 12 Maryland nonprofits were awarded nearly $1 million by the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust for the preservation of African American heritage sites throughout Maryland.

Visit us online at bdmuseum.maryland.gov and see how you can take part in helping preserve Maryland's rich African American history and culture.

#BlackHistoryMonth #MarylandHistory #BDMuseum

Did you know we will bring Banneker-Douglass Museum to you? “Museum on the Move” is an educational traveling exhibition ...
02/25/2020

Did you know we will bring Banneker-Douglass Museum to you? “Museum on the Move” is an educational traveling exhibition that brings artifacts from our collection to you.

This hands-on, interactive workshop is a fun way to learn about Maryland’s African American history and culture.

Photo: Students in Prince George’s County examining utensils from the History & Cooking workshop.

For more information, contact our Director of Programs, Sabriyah Hassan at (410) 216-6193 or [email protected]

#BDMOnTheMove #MarylandHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

Here are some images from the premier of the Black Vote Mural Project.This powerful new exhibit explores the intersectio...
02/24/2020

Here are some images from the premier of the Black Vote Mural Project.

This powerful new exhibit explores the intersection of public art, black voices, and civil rights while highlighting ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History “African Americans and the vote” theme for 2020.

Come experience Maryland’s Black history and and culture in a historic space in downtown Annapolis.

Museum hours: Tues-Sat, 10am - 4pm.

#BlackHistoryMonth #BVMPMaryland #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ASALH

Another great article on The Black Vote Mural Project. Visit the museum Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am until 4 pm ...
02/24/2020
Banneker Douglass Museum debuts The Black Vote Mural Project | Eye On Annapolis

Another great article on The Black Vote Mural Project. Visit the museum Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am until 4 pm to see this powerful new exhibit that explores the intersection of public art, black voices, and civil rights.

#BVMPMaryland #YourVoteIsYourVoice #BDMuseum

https://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2020/02/banneker-douglass-museum-debuts-the-black-vote-mural-project/

The Banneker-Douglass Museum, a unit of the Maryland Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, hosted a reception to launch The Black Vote Mural Project exhibit recently. This exhibit recognize

Check out BDM’s Director of Programs, Sabriyah Hassan during an exclusive interview with Barbara Britt on “DMV Spotlight...
02/20/2020

Check out BDM’s Director of Programs, Sabriyah Hassan during an exclusive interview with Barbara Britt on “DMV Spotlight” ESPN 630 DC

Director Hassan offers an in-depth look at BDM’s newest exhibit, The Black Vote Mural Project.

Make sure you listen at bit.ly/2HCpgbR

#BVMPMaryland #YourVoteIsYourVoice #BeHeard #ESPN #RockTheVote #ESPN630DC

BDM is making headlines, yet again! This time in The Capital. Check out this article on our newest exhibit, The Black Vo...
02/19/2020
The Black Vote Mural Project hopes to energize visitors to the Banneker-Douglass Museum

BDM is making headlines, yet again! This time in The Capital. Check out this article on our newest exhibit, The Black Vote Mural Project. Make sure you come to the museum to see these 16 incredible murals in person.

#BVMPMaryland. #BDMuseum #BlackHistoryMonth #RockTheVote

https://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-black-vote-project-20200218-byir545uhvdszc67bh5rhvrtai-story.html

The Black Vote Mural Project is a year-long exhibition that explores the intersection of public art, black voices and civil rights with 16 murals that transform the interior galleries of Banneker-Douglass Museum.

Today Executive Director Chanel Compton interviewed with CTV News to promote the museum’s new exhibit, the Black Vote Mu...
02/19/2020

Today Executive Director Chanel Compton interviewed with CTV News to promote the museum’s new exhibit, the Black Vote Mural Project.

The show will air at 4:30 pm today. Check out the stream on their Facebook and YouTube channels.

#BVMPMaryland #RockTheVote #YourVoteIsYourVoice #BDMuseum #PGCTVNews

Today Boyd K Rutherford and the Maryland Governor's Office on Service & Volunteerism honored volunteers and organization...
02/18/2020

Today Boyd K Rutherford and the Maryland Governor's Office on Service & Volunteerism honored volunteers and organizations for their hard work and dedication during the annual Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Banneker-Douglass museum, please contact LeRonn Herbert at (410) 216-6187.

#BlackHistoryMonth #BDMuseum

It was an honor to join the Maryland Governor's Office on Service & Volunteerism for the annual Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards today at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis. Congratulations to the volunteers and organizations recognized today for your hard work and dedication, and thank you for your tireless efforts to serve your communities and improve lives all across our state.

The Black Vote Mural Project is making headlines! Here's another article on BDM's newest exhibit. Learn how this public ...
02/18/2020
A New African American Art Exhibit Encourages Visitors To Vote | WAMU

The Black Vote Mural Project is making headlines! Here's another article on BDM's newest exhibit.

Learn how this public art exhibit is encouraging Marylander’s to vote during an exclusive interview with BDM Executive Director Chanel Compton and WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Make sure to visit the museum and experience these 16 powerful murals in person. We are open Tues - Sat, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

#BVMPMaryland #BlackHistory #RockTheVote #BDMuseum

https://wamu.org/story/20/02/17/a-new-african-american-art-exhibit-is-encouraging-visitors-to-vote/

The new presentation at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis displays large murals highlighting African Americans in the electoral process.

Preserving Maryland's rich and diverse Black history! Special thanks to Lieutenant Governor Boyd K Rutherford for highli...
02/14/2020

Preserving Maryland's rich and diverse Black history! Special thanks to Lieutenant Governor Boyd K Rutherford for highlighting the importance of the work we do!

#MarylandHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #BDMuseum #HistoricAnnapolis

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is the state’s official museum of African American heritage. The museum is named for both Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, two of Maryland’s best-known historical figures. The museum is located in the heart of historic Annapolis in the original location of the Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. #BlackHistoryMonth #MarylandBlackHistory #RutherFacts #FactBoydFridays

Today we honor BDM's namesake, Frederick Douglass. Although the actual month and day Douglass was born are still unknown...
02/14/2020

Today we honor BDM's namesake, Frederick Douglass. Although the actual month and day Douglass was born are still unknown, today is the day he chose to celebrate his birth.

Perhaps one of the world's most famous abolitionists, Douglass spoke out against slavery up through and after the Civil War. He was also an early advocate for women's rights, and in July, 1848, was the only African American to attend the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights conference.

As we celebrate two important milestones in 2020, the sesquicentennial of the 15th amendment, which gave Black men the right to vote after the Civil War and the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement, we owe a great debt to Mr. Douglass for his contributions to these efforts.

" Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. " - Frederick Douglass

#FredrickDouglass #MarylandBlackHistory #BlackHistory #BVMPMaryland #HappyBirthday #BlackHistoryMonth

BDM kicked off Black History Month with our Museum on the Move program at the Odenton Library on February 4th.This year’...
02/12/2020

BDM kicked off Black History Month with our Museum on the Move program at the Odenton Library on February 4th.

This year’s program, AFRICAN Americans and Cooking: exposed program attendees to various food preparation items from the early 1900’s. With over 18,000 items in our archives, BDM can create an on site Museum on the Move for your organization.

Join us on Feb 20th and 22nd at the Hyattsville and Hilcrest Libraries in Prince George’s County as we present our Museum on the Move program.

#BlackHistoryMonth #BDMonthemove #BlackHistory #MarylandHistory

#MDSotS: Governor Hogan honored those who made history in Maryland during his State of the State Address including "trai...
02/05/2020
OPENING RECEPTION: The Black Vote Mural Project

#MDSotS: Governor Hogan honored those who made history in Maryland during his State of the State Address including "trailblazers like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, statues of whom we will be dedicating next week in our Old House Chamber—leaders who displayed such courage and sacrifice in the name of freedom."

Governor Hogan works again with the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and Maryland Historical Trust to award $1M in funds to repair and reform culturally and historically important sites to African Americans in our state.

Do you want to learn more about the history of African Americans in Maryland, especially movements for the right to vote? Please visit bdmuseum.maryland.gov and join us at the Black Vote Mural Project exhibit opening on 15th. Register here now: https://bit.ly/36rwx8k.

A public arts project that transforms the interior galleries of the Banneker-Douglass Museum with 16+ murals that interpret the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) 2020 theme: African Americans and the Vote. Artists: Steuart Hill Academic Academy, Ryan Allen, Bowie...

“Museum on the Move” is hosting a special Black History Month event tomorrow. This traveling exhibition allows you to ge...
02/03/2020

“Museum on the Move” is hosting a special Black History Month event tomorrow. This traveling exhibition allows you to get up close and personal with artifacts that paint a picture of African American life through food. This event is free and open to the public.

Make sure to join us tomorrow from
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the
Odenton Library - Anne Arundel County Public Library
1325 Annapolis Rd.
Odenton, MD21113

(Photo: BDM staff and the CEO of the Anne Arundel County Public Library during a 2019 Museum on the Move event)

#MuseumOnTheMove #BDMuseum #BlackHistoryMonth

February is Black History Month! On the 15th we will launch an exciting new exhibit, The Black Vote Mural project.You do...
02/01/2020

February is Black History Month! On the 15th we will launch an exciting new exhibit, The Black Vote Mural project.

You don’t want to miss an opportunity to experience the powerful art on display. Register today by clicking here: https://bit.ly/36rwx8k

#BlackHistoryMonth #MarylandBlackHistory #BlackArt #BlackVoices #BDMuseum

Learn about Maryland's rich and diverse Black history at the upcoming launch of a new exhibition, The Black Vote Mural P...
01/31/2020
Learn Annapolis, Anne Arundel stories at these events honoring Black History Month

Learn about Maryland's rich and diverse Black history at the upcoming launch of a new exhibition, The Black Vote Mural Project.

For more information, please visit us online at https://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/

#BlackHistory #MarylandBlackHistory #BDMuseum #BVMP

https://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-cover-story-black-history-20200131-20200131-4iouybnacrejzhm3i24lze67jy-story.html

The Anne Arundel County economy and community was built on the backs of enslaved African-Americans and, later, freed blacks who settled in the area. In honor of their work, there are many events marking Black History Month, which begins Saturday.

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