The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture showcases the stories of more than three centuries of African-American life in the state.
REGINA Wright Bruce arrives from a distance of 42 years. She wears a smile of spiritual wonder. She stands in this throng of delighted people at the grand opening of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, and her voice carries through the place like an anthem. Read more .../span>
Supporters looking to cement the standing of Baltimore's African American Heritage Festival as one of the region's premier summer events got the ultimate validation yesterday from Gloria Bartholomew: It's a big deal, she said, even by New York standards. Read more .../span>
We know the names. Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, transporting more than 300 slaves to freedom. Frederick Douglass was an ardent spokesman for the abolition movement, and Thurgood Marshall helped end legal segregation as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court. Read more .../span>
In 1949, almost on a whim, Esther McCready requested an application from an all-white nursing school. That began a court battle that lasted more than a year, enlisted the talents of a young attorney named Thurgood Marshall, and integrated the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore. Read more .../span>
The four brass service medals are nestled in velvet. They're no big deal, Louis Diggs says, no different from those received by thousands of other veterans of the Korean War. Read more .../span>
The five-story, $33 million Reginald F. Lewis Museum at 830 Pratt St. (scheduled to open June 25) is a boldly modern structure that makes good use of a tight but prominent site near Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Read more .../span>
Simple iron bars that could be used to purchase a human being. Iron shackles clearly designed for a young child's legs. A captain's log that complains of the stifling African heat, but doesn't even mention the cold reality that the ship was dealing in human cargo. Read more .../span>