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RICH HISTORY THROUGH A VARIETY
OF EXHIBITS, INCLUDING GALLERIES
THAT TELL STORIES OF
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE IN
MARYLAND. JEFFREY FRANCIOTTI HAS DETAILS. REPORTER: AT THE MARYLAND
HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THERE ARE
MANY WAYS TO EXPLORE THE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY OF THE
STATE. THE SECOND-FLOOR GALLERY IS
FILLED WITH IMAGES THAT PROVIDE
INSIGHT INTO CIVIL RIGHTS
ACTIVISM AND EVERYDAY LIFE IN
BLACK COMMUNITIES.>>YOU CAN SEE LOCAL HEROES AND
CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS LIKE
THURGOOD MARSHALL, LILI CAROL
JACKSON, THE HEAD OF THE NAACP
FOR 35 YEARS. SOME OF THE FOLKS WHO MADE A
SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE, NOT JUST
LOCALLY, BUT NATIONALLY. ANOTHER INTERESTING GALLERY,
WHICH TAKES US BACK TO THE 19TH
CENTURY, IS OUR DIVIDED VOICES. MARYLAND AND THE CIVIL WAR
GALLERY. REPORTER: YOU CAN HEAR ABOUT
INFLUENTIAL MARYLANDERS LEADING
UP TO THE CIVIL WAR, LIKE
FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND HARRIET
TUBMAN. WHILE IT OPENED IN OCTOBER, A
NEW INSTALLATION IS DEDICATED
NOT TO THE PAST, BUT TO AN
AFRICAN-AMERICAN DESIGNER MAKING
HEADLINES NOW.>>IT IS SPOTLIGHTING HIM. HE WAS ON PROJECT RUNWAY. REPORTER: STUDENTS CAN ALSO
EXPLORE THE CIVIL RIGHTS
MOVEMENT AND LIFE OF FREDERICK
DOUGLASS WITH VIRTUAL FIELD
TRIPS DONE IN THE STUDIO.>>THESE ARE LIVE
VIDEOCONFERENCING SESSIONS WHERE
AN EDUCATOR BEAMS INTO THE
CLASSROOM FOR A LIVE EXPERIENCE. WE ALSO HAVE AN AMAZING RESEARCH
LIBRARY AT THE HISTORICAL
SOCIETY. FOR FOLKS LIKE AT THAT —
ACADEMICS AND WHO WANT TO DATE
IN MORE AND DO ACTIVE LEARNING,
THEY CAN GET ACCESS TO THE
COLLECTIONS.

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