It’s way past time to connect the past with the future!
And the Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture is the place to get started.
Project GADO and the AFRO newspaper want Baltimore families to come to the museum Oct. 27 with recording devices and learn how to develop their own family archives.
"It is really great that the Lewis Museum is hosting 'Growing Up Afro Day' this Saturday. The exhibit seeks to connect different generations all under the banner of the Afro Newspaper,” said John Gartrell, former AFRO archivist. “Hopefully the event will be a real life extension of the photos depicted in the museum's gallery."
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., demonstrations will be conducted on the use of the latest digital devices and other old and new hardware to begin the process of digitizing family photos and movies.
Because the AFRO has one of the largest Black archival collection in the country, the hope is that families will begin work on their own personal archives.
At 1 p.m. author Amy Nathan will sign her book, Round and Round Together: Ending Segregation at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, and discuss the protest and the far reaching effect of the park’s desegregation.
Growing Up AFRO: Snapshots of Black Childhood from the Afro-American Newspapers will be on view at the museum until Dec. 30.