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We Rise! Gala
November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An evening to remember! This culminating event marks the 50th Anniversary of the nation’s first state ethnic commission, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). This year’s theme is “We Rise, Preserving Maryland’s African American Heritage”. Join us as we celebrate Black history in Maryland through music, awards, performances, and more!
Spoken Word Poetry by Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets
DJ and Live Music
Henson & Frisby Scotch Bar
Catering by Simply Elegant Caterers
Hosted by Rev. Tony Lee, Community of Hope A.M.E. Church
About We Rise! Campaign:
Your support helps MCAAHC accomplish its’ mission to preserve and educate the masses on the importance of Black history in Maryland. Our key resources include operating the State’s official museum on African American History and Culture, Banneker-Douglass Museum, and the State’s $1-million African American Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
Since its founding in 1969 by Senator Verda Freeman Welcome (the nation’s first African American female State Senator) and Dr. Benjamin Arthur Quarles (Morgan State University Professor of History and renowned African American Historian), the Commission has given rise to a 21 seat statewide commission appointed by the Governor.
Date And Time
Sat, November 2, 2019
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
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84 Franklin St
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, MD 21401