Do you have a story to tell about Civil Rights history in Anne Arundel County? Another exciting Oral History event this Saturday, 2/17, at Linthicum Community Library! Come and join The Lost Towns Project with guest speaker Tony Spencer, starting at Noon (after the morning roundtable at 10am)! ... See MoreSee Less
You will not want to miss Tony Spencer's keynote presentation at the upcoming Civil Rights Public Meeting to take place at Linthicum Library this Saturday, February 17 from 12:00-2:00 pm. Tony will also be participating in an earlier roundtable discussion at the library on this same day. This program "Family Legacies: Faith, Fields, and Stitches" takes place at 10:00-11:30 am and is sponsored by the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society and AACPL. The roundtable will focus on Gaither, Matthews, Sewell, Simms, and Spencer families, all representing multi-generational life in Northern Anne Arundel County, 1850 to present. NACPS's book Trails, Tracks, Tarmac, and community quilts will augment the oral accounts of African American contributions deeply rooted in the history and culture of our county. There will be 90 minutes of presentations, with Q and A.
Tony is an extraordinarily creative artist, musician, and writer, as well as a highly respected leader who has been working tirelessly to help people of all ages in our local community. Please visit Tony's brand new art exhibit "Trybe-All Celebration" which is featured at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College. He will also host an Artists Talk at the Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Oral Histories #3: Civil Rights Era & Historic Sites in AACo
February 17, 2018, 12:00pm - February 17, 2018, 1:00pm
The Lost Towns Project needs the help of the public to document African American historic sites in South County within the Four Rivers Heritage Area, as well as to document Civil Rights Era sites throughout Anne Arundel County where African Americans responded to discrimination, including contested spaces such as segregated beach resorts, ball fields, swimming pools, playgrounds, and other insular, sometimes private spaces. Come share your experiences and schedule an oral history interview! Please RSVP by emailing ShareYourStory@losttownsproject.org