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Celebrate Black History Month in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Feb 06 2018

Celebrate Black History Month in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Rediscover Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland’s rich African-American heritage during Black History Month. Below is a sampling of the many events and activities individuals are invited to experience in February.
Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration – A host of events and activities will be taking place in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County throughout 2018 as part of a statewide Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration. The official kick-off for the Bicentennial Celebration is slated for February, Douglass’s birthday month.
African American Experience in Annapolis Tour – For the first time ever, Colonial Tours of Annapolis is offering an “African American Experience in Annapolis” walking tour twice daily – at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – throughout February.
African American Heritage Tour – Annapolis Tours by Watermark is offering a two-hour walking tour of Annapolis’s historic district on Saturday, February 17th at 1:00 p.m. in honor of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration and Black History Month.
African-American Experience Tour – The Hammond-Harwood House in downtown Annapolis will be offering a tour covering nearly 250 years of the African-American experience at the historic mansion. Thanks to research by PhD candidate Christopher Mielke, the stories of the men and women, both enslaved and free, who built, maintained and lived in the house will be shared during a Saturday, February 10th tour from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake – The Historic Annapolis Museum in downtown Annapolis features a “Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake” exhibit that focuses on the stories of nine real men and women whose lives testify to the universal desire for personal liberty.
Check out our February Events calendar!
To learn more, visit VAAAC’s 2018 Major Events Calendar