Black History Month Digest



Photo exhibit: Moneta Sleet Jr.'s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1968 photograph of Coretta Scott King at the funeral of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gordon Parks' 1942 shot of cleaning woman Ella Watson in Washington in front of the American flag are part of Focus on Freedom: A Celebration of African-American Photographers and the Photography of the Civil Rights Era, an exhibition of photographs to be displayed tomorrow through Feb. 28 at Pascal Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information: 410-777-2529.

Aviation history: The Maryland Aviation Administration's Office of Fair Practices will sponsor a multimedia presentation about Gus McLeod's journey to the North Pole in an open-cockpit aircraft. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the upper-level observation gallery of Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Information or reservations: 410-859-7229.

African American Read-In: The Maryland Council of Teachers of English Language Arts and the National Council of Teachers of English will present readings by the Stanton Community Center Student Theatre Group and a gospel music performance by Northern High School students from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Barnes & Noble's Annapolis Harbour Center location, 2516 Solomons Island Road. Information: 410-573-1115.

Women's tea: The National Coalition of 100 Black Women's fifth annual Community Tea is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Banneker-Douglas Museum, 84 Franklin St., Annapolis. There is no charge. Information: Yolande Dickerson, 410-636-1714.

Banneker-Douglass Museum: The Banneker-Douglass Museum is offering Saturday films, lectures, storytelling and living history presentations at the museum, 84 Franklin St., Annapolis. The schedule for the Saturday Film Series, all showings at noon: Saturday, Frederick Douglass: When The Lion Wrote History; Feb. 16, Africans in America: Brotherly Love; and Feb. 23, Benjamin Banneker: The Man Who Loved the Stars. Other events: Trustee, a living history presentation, 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; Lecturer Jeffrey Lamar Coleman, 7 p.m. Feb. 13; storyteller, Bunjo the West Baltimore African Talkin' Drum, 10:30 a.m., Feb. 15; An Afternoon with Harriet Tubman, featuring Debbie Wright, 2 p.m. Feb. 16; and An Afternoon with Benjamin Banneker and Molly Welsh Banneky, 2 p.m. Feb. 23. The Trustee performances are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens. All other events are free. Information: 410-216-6180.

DHCD activities: The Department of Housing and Community Development has planned several activities at the People's Resource Center, 100 Community Place in Crownsville. The schedule is: Black History Month Kickoff, with a performance by the Kiamsha-Network Youth Singers, 10 a.m. tomorrow; A Look at the National Theme Through the Eyes of Historians, the Justice System and Education, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19; MultiCultural Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27, with a fashion show at 1 p.m. Information: 410-514-7700.

Boys & Girls Clubs: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County will honor Black History Month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday this month and the first Friday of next month at each of the five club locations. Activities and locations are: Friday, African Diaspora Kids Cafe, Bywater Club, 1903 Copeland St., Annapolis; Feb. 15, Fitness Authority Challenge, Meade Village Branch, 1710 Circle Rd., Severn; Feb. 22, Education and Career Development and Character and Leadership Development, Freetown Village, 7820 Darel Henry Court, Pasadena; March 1, Talent Show, Van Bokkelen, 1140 Reece Road, Severn. Information: 410-269-7648.

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