By Deyane Moses
Be part of us for the February 2024 Public Assembly of the Maryland Fee on African American Historical past and Tradition (MCAAHC) on the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. The theme of Black Historical past Month for this yr is African People and the Arts, as introduced by the Affiliation for the Examine of African American Life and Historical past (ASALH).
Afro Charities will probably be internet hosting a desk on the occasion. Neighborhood members can study extra concerning the group and examine uncommon artifacts about Black Artists within the AFRO’s archive! In the course of the occasion, you’ll have the chance to fulfill Afro Charities workforce members, community with Baltimore-based Black cultural arts distributors, uncover the Fee’s upcoming initiatives and take heed to inspiring audio system from the heritage and preservation group.
The occasion is hosted by the Baltimore Metropolis commissioner delegation, together with Dr. Edwin T. Johnson, Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen, Dr. Walter “Wali” Gill, Philip J. Merrill, Dr. Brian C. Morrison, Ada Pinkston and Wesley C. Wooden. Dayvon Love, director of Public Coverage for Leaders of a Lovely Wrestle, will function particular visitor speaker for the occasion.
MCAAHC’s mission is to protect and promote African American historical past all through the state of Maryland. On Jan. 19, 2024, Gov. Wes Moore introduced that the Fee, in partnership with the Maryland Historic Belief, would obtain a complete of $5 million in grants to 24 nonprofits via the African American Heritage Preservation Program for FY 2024. We’re thrilled to announce that Afro Charities was among the many recipients and has been granted $250,000 in direction of the Upton Mansion undertaking – the long run residence of the AFRO Archives, Afro Charities and AFRO Information.
Don’t miss this chance to kick off Black Historical past Month with Afro Charities and the Maryland Fee on African American Historical past and Tradition in February! For now, have a look again at what occurred this week in historical past. Do you will have a favourite AFRO Archives story? Discover @AFRONews on social media at this time and tell us!
This week’s clips from the AFRO Archives
Deyane Moses is curator of the AFRO Archives for Afro Charities.