Join the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture as we celebrate resiliency and commitment through our annual symposium:

The Spirit of the Black Family: Reclaim, Rejoice, Renew, Remember.

This year’s symposium is held over three days and includes in-person and virtual events including the third installment of the Banneker Douglass Museum’s (BDM) signature Anti-Racism training with opening remarks from the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, Adrienne Jones.  Programming also explores health and wellness, education, financial competency, and much more. This year’s symposium guarantees to deliver education, history, and culture for all.

Schedule of Events

Sat., Oct. 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  EDT
Banneker Douglass Museum “Reclaim” Anti Racism Training, Part III (Virtual Event )
As a culmination to the Anti-Racism Coalition’s three part series, attendees will receive training from renowned scholars on the topics of reparations and race as it relates to housing, technology (the digital divide), and employment.

Sun., Oct. 10, 2021 |  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
“Rejoice and Remember” Celebration and Ceremony Hybrid (In-person and Virtual Event)
Banneker-Douglass Museum
Join us to proclaim “The Spirit of the African American Family is Strong!” The impact of Covid-19 has been a moment of reckoning. This program includes a libation and land acknowledgement, dance, rhythm and song, and a candlelight vigil of remembrance – celebrating the lives of those we’ve lost during these challenging times. View this event on the museum’s Facebook and Youtube channels.

Wed., Oct. 13, 2021
“Renew” Educational Webinar  (Virtual Event)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
This forum focuses on “renewal,” Participants will learn the importance of financial competency, education equity, and positive mental/physical health awareness in the African American community. We will examine the effects of Covid-19 on the financial, educational, and mental/physical health of the African American family and communities of color.

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