Baltimore's Legends & Legacies Jubilee Activities

February 17, 2018

Historic Ships in Baltimore – Explore what life was like for African American sailors aboard the USS Constellation during the Civil War, and learn about the Constellation's role in fighting the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Port Discovery Children's Museum – Create your own Doves of Peace to carry messages of hope and peace. Families are encouraged to discuss our role in improving the world around us through hope and peace.

Baltimore Museum of Art – Create your own original work of art inspired by the African-American artists in the Baltimore Museum of Art's collection.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore – Meet and take photos with the Maryland Zoo's African penguin ambassador, and learn about the flightless bird’s habitat at the Zoo's Penguin Coast exhibit and in the wilds of South Africa.

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum – Meet historical figures such as Ida B. Wells and Henry "Box" Brown, portrayed by students from the Growing Griots Literacy Learning Program using traditional African storytelling art forms such as dancing, drumming, and singing. Families can also sharpen their knowledge of black history by participating in a trivia game.

Baltimore Black Heritage Tours – Learn about the historic life and legacy of African Americans in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, through quizzes, puzzles and books.

Maryland Historical Society – Investigate the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Maryland as a professional historian would using original sources of photographs, letters, interviews and newspaper articles. Uncover the ways Baltimoreans fought against discrimination in housing, education, and public facilities, led by the Baltimore branch of the NAACP and students from Morgan State University.

Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station – Learn about Frederick Douglass' role in recruiting African Americans for service in the Union Army during the Civil War from the renowned orator, author and diplomat himself, portrayed by Steve A. Cole.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company – Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's actors will encourage children to love reading by teaching them how to play with words and present short passages from children's books and Shakespeare's plays to an audience.

Baltimore National Heritage Area – Enter to win passes to explore some of Baltimore’s most loved attractions such as the National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, and much more!

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre – Enjoy a free film screening at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway to celebrate Jubilee at the conclusion of the event. Bring your Jubilee Passport for a special treat!

National Aquarium – Following Emancipation, African Americans in search of economic opportunity found independence and pride in the hard labor of the Chesapeake Bay seafood industry. Step into the shoes of these oystermen, fishermen, boat builders, and others to discover if you have what it took to work the waters in this grueling, yet rewarding, way of life.

American Visionary Arts Museum – Pick up a free Guide to Visionary Artists of Color, which highlights African Americans in the realm of selftaught, intuitive artistry. Learn more about them through games and puzzles.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture – Experience famous African Americans in their personal spaces through our newest exhibition “Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans” and be part of our online Reflections gallery by capturing yourself in Reflections using hashtag #ReflectionsAtTheLewis.

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park – A reenactor will chronicle the life of Frederick Douglass from a slave on Baltimore’s waterfront to an international abolitionist and advisor to two presidents. Learn about the museum as a national heritage site and the first black-owned shipyard.


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