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Envisioning Emancipation:  Black Americans and the End of Slavery with Deborah Willis
Lecture & Book Signing
Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
Photographic historian Deborah Willis will explore a body of historic images from the book Envisioning Emancipation:  Black Americans and the End of Slavery.  This rich collection of photographs highlights images of ex-slaves, Civil War Soldiers, emancipation celebrations and family life.
Contact: Lisa Crawley, Reginald F. Lewis Museum
443 263-1816
More info...

Maryland Emancipation Play: Uncle Nace’s Day
Saturday, November 8, 2014: 1 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
830 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Terry Taylor, 443-263-1829
View a jubilant family-friendly production about Maryland Emancipation Day. Actors dressed in period clothing present the day’s historical significance and its relevance in 2014. Teaching artist Culture Queen and her friends use drama, music, and movement to evoke this historic event. The audience will leave the play filled with the spirit of freedom!

Saturday, October 25 – Saturday, November 1, 2014 
Contact: Janice Hayes-Williams, City of Annapolis CCHAYE00@aacounty.org
Stacie Williams, Annapolis Commission on Maryland’s Constitution of 1864, annapolis1864@gmail.com

Encampment (Re-enactment 1864)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center
1101 Smithville Street
Annapolis, MD  21401
Black Union soldiers explain life during the Civil War.

Opening Week Reception: City of Annapolis Documentary Screening
Monday, October 27, 2014
VIP: 5 – 6 p.m. PUBLIC: 6 – 8 p.m.
Banneker Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Exhibits & Lectures – Maryland State Archives
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5 – 7 p.m.
Lecture by Anthony Cohen
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401

Jubilee 1864 Opening Ceremony
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1oa.m. - Noon
Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
Contact: Dionne Joyner-Weems, djoynerweems@baltimore.org
Join City and State partners for the opening ceremony of the 150th commemoration of Maryland’s Emancipation. Experience re-enactments, singing, dancing and more. Attendees will also learn about the growing list of emancipation activities taking place throughout the region.

Lecture – Author John Stauffer, Ph.D. Harvard University Professor
Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.
St. John’s College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium
Annapolis, MD 21401
Theatre - "Four Women of Annapolis"
(Scott Preston, Interprerter)

Port Marker, Libation Ceremony
Friday, October 31, 2014
City Dock, Susan Campbell Park
Annapolis, MD  21401

Emancipation Day Proclaimed
Quilt Unveiling - Joan M.E. Gaither, PH.D.
West African Spirit Bundles on Display - Mark Leone, PH.D.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Maryland State House
Old House of Delegates Chamber
Annapolis, MD  21401

Celebration/Awards Gala
Saturday, November 1, 2014
7p.m. - Midnight
Lowes Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD  21401
Awards: Richard Edison Israel, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Phebe Jacobson

Maryland Emancipation Commemoration Tour in Baltimore County
Saturday, November 1, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Marjorie Hampson, 410 887-4289 or
The Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion is sponsoring a bus trip to various African American sites in the county in honor of the day when the Maryland State Legislature abolished slavery through a new constitution. Local historian Louis Diggs is heading the tour that includes the Hubert V. Simmons Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum to see the “From Banneker to Douglass: The Quests for Freedom and Equality” exhibit, and historic Winters Lane in Catonsville, a national historic district, where Morning Star Baptist Church is located, and finally Turner Station in Dundalk, a respected African American community dating back to 1888. Lunch is included. Reservations required.
More info...

Maryland Emancipation Day Commemoration

Saturday, November 1, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
Hampton National Historic Site
535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286
410 823-1309 ext. 251
Pay homage and give respect to those who helped make Maryland and the US great. Join African drummers and dancers along with National Park Service Ranger Anokwale, dressed in period clothing to visit the cemetery on site and learn about those forced into servitude on the Hampton estate. See a portrayal of Harriet Tubman by griot and storyteller Janice Greene or take a guided tour of the slave quarters, overseer’s house and dairy. Admission is free. Reservations not required.

Frederick County Numerous Events
Contact: Liz Shatto,
Heart of Civil War Heritage Area
301 644-4042

Maryland Slavery and Emancipation Exhibit
Now through December 2014
The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor
1611 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701
301 600-2743
Contact: Kari Saavedra

Emancipation Day Event
November 1, 2014
Jane’s Church, Chestertown

Includes music, readings and drama or living historians.
Contact: Historical Society of Kent County, Karen Emerson
410 778-3499

The Revolution is Complete: Emancipation in Maryland
Saturday, November 1, 2014: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
C. Burr Artz Public Library
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301 662-3515
Contact: Barbara Justice
This talk by noted author Gail Stephens will explore how the efforts of Lincoln, Maryland Union commander Lew Wallace, Maryland politicians and those most affected – Maryland’s enslaved – all combined to make Emancipation happen.

Maryland Emancipation Day Celebrations in Montgomery County Parks
Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Shirl Spicer, Montgomery County Parks, Shirlene.Spicer@montgomeryparks.org
Maryland freed all people held in bondage within its boundaries on November 1, 1864 by a new state constitution. Please join us in celebration of Maryland Emancipation Day in our parks the weekend of October 31 to November 2, 2014! Hike the Underground Railroad, tour a slave cabin, visit an African American history museum, enjoy living history demonstrations and eat great food! Saturday and Sunday Park events are FREE. More information about all our historic programs is available on the Historic Happenings calendar.

Emancipation Day Event (name tbd)
November 1, 2014 – Jane’s Church, Chestertown
Includes music, readings and drama or living historians
Contact: Historical Society of Kent County, Karen Emerson
410 778-3499

Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center - 150th Maryland Emancipation Anniversary Commemoration and Gala
Tracey Jones, Director of Media and Public Programsttjones@pgaamcc.org
Nikki Grecco, Chief of Staff for Delegate Jolene Ivy

From Banneker to Douglass:  The Quests for Freedom and Equality
Exhibit date: Nov 1, 2014 through Feb 28, 2015
The aim of this exhibit is to commemorate the early efforts of Maryland’s African Americans and their allies in their pursuit for freedom and equality for all.   Although too numerous to show, the exhibit reveals some of the key and lesser-known movements from the colonial era to the decade before the American Civil War.  These efforts took on many forms that include protest literature, conventions, enslaved people seeking freedom, and educational initiatives.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Ave
Baltimore, MD  21228
More info...

Celebrate Maryland Emancipation at Antietam National Battlefield and Tolson’s Chapel, Sharpsburg.
Saturday, November 1, 2014: 10 a.m.
Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
301 432-5124
Contact: Dan Vermilya, Antietam National Battlefield
Daniel_Vermilya@nps.gov, 301-432-5124


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