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Baltimore’s history as one of the southernmost free cities for African Americans during the era of abolition has resulted in an incredible wealth and depth of black history, culture and heritage.

Take advantage of special events, exhibits and programs all over the city this and every month.

Fourth Annual Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Show

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

January 14 – February 26, 2012

This year’s theme, “Building Community through Civic Engagement,” focuses on improving

communities through civic or political actions. In partnership with the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA).

Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O

B&O Railroad Museum

February 1-29, 2012

Mon– Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sun 11:00am – 4:00pm

Celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad’s line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.

African Dancing and Drumming

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Govans & Orleans Street Branches

February 2 & 7, 2012 at 6:30pm

An evening of African dancing and drumming performed by the Nazu Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Nai Zou Oliver.

From Fortune to Henrietta Lacks and Beyond

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Central Branch

February 6, 2012 at 7:30pm

This panel discussion will examine ethics in medical education, research, treatment, and practice and explore the parallels between Fortune’s story and that of Henrietta Lacks. Panelists include: Professor Taunya Lovell-Banks, University of Maryland School of Law; Dr. Curt Civin, University of Maryland School of Medicine; David Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks; Ysaye Barnwell, composer and curator of the Fortune’s Bones Project. Moderator: Kojo Nnamdi, WAMU-FM.


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