5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Maryland

Eva Niessner

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Maryland
1. Learn more about the life of Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman
We've all heard of Harriet Tubman, the woman who escaped slavery and then went on to help others reach freedom as well. Her determination, intelligence, and bravery made her an American hero, and her life began right here in Maryland. Her life and deeds have been memorialized on the Harriet Tubman Byway in Dorchester County, where she was born and raised. Here, you can visit her former home, learn more about her history, and see gorgeous artwork made in her honor.
2. Enjoy the art of Richard Yarde at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Love to spend time surrounded by paintings? Visit the BMA and check out the exhibit called 'Richard Yarde: Beyond the Savoy', which runs until April of this year. There's no better time to see Yarde's incredible portraits of Black figures like Malcom X and Lead Belly. The museum is free -- just be sure to check for updates on COVID policies before you go. 
3. Immerse yourself in history at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
What was Black history like right here in Maryland? How have things changed, and what incredible Black Marylanders have made a difference in the state and beyond? The answers to those questions are waiting for you at this museum! Take a tour of the thousands of artifacts from Maryland's history, attend events, and learn how rich and textured the Black Maryland experience truly is. Don't forget to look up COVID policies ahead of time. 
4. Pay tribute to the amazing Black musicians 
Baltimore was and is home to iconic Black musicians of all kinds -- Eubie Blake, Billie Holiday, and Chick Webb all lived here! Take a journey into the past by listening to their music (on vinyl, if you'd really like to be authentic). Or enjoy the music of the present day; Kentavius Jones, Brooks Long, Eze Jackson, and Shodekeh are some of the Black artists that you can check out this month! WTMD has plenty of other local Black acts listed here
5. Put your money where your mouth is and support Black-owned businesses
Maryland has a rich variety of Black-owned businesses. And we love supporting small businesses here in our state! Whether you want to take a sewing class, get some vegan food, sip on some fresh juice, or buy some new clothes, Maryland's Black business owners have you covered. And don't forget to check out Black-owned crab restaurants once the weather gets warm, too! 

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