Monument to a magnate.Baltimore is now the home of the Reginald E Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History African American history is the portion of American history that specifically discusses the African American or Black American ethnic group in the United States. Most African Americans are the descendants of African slaves held in the United States from 1619 to 1865. & Culture (RFL RFL Relay For Life (American Cancer Society fundraiser)
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RFL Resorcinol-Formaldehyde-Latex Museum). Grand opening ceremonies were held on Saturday, June 25, 2005. The museum, the largest of its kind on the East Coast, serves as a gateway to Baltimore's Inner Harbor The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the City of Baltimore, Maryland. The harbor itself is actually the end of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River and includes any water west of a line drawn between the National Aquarium in , the city's primary tourist attraction.
Lewis, who was born in Baltimore in 1942 and died in 1993, was the first African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. to own a Fortune 500 corporation, TLC TLC total lung capacity; thin-layer chromatography.
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2. Beatrice Foods International. (He wrote an autobiography Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire, with Blair S. Walker, published by John Wiley & Sons, October 1994.)
The breathtaking, 82,000-square-foot facility features 15,000 square feet of permanent and special exhibition space; interactive learning environments; an auditorium; a resource center; an oral history recording studio; a museum shop; a cafe; classrooms (including a distance-learning center provided by Verizon Communications); meeting rooms; an outside terrace and reception areas.
The opening special exhibition, "A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie," is on view until January 8, 2006. The ship, explored by the National Association of Black Scuba Divers, is considered the world's largest source of artifacts artifacts
see specimen artifacts. from the early Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade slave trade
Capturing, selling, and buying of slaves. Slavery has existed throughout the world from ancient times, and trading in slaves has been equally universal. Slaves were taken from the Slavs and Iranians from antiquity to the 19th century, from the sub-Saharan and one of the most significant archeological discoveries of the 20th century. [Its discovery was documented in The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American's Spiritual Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship's Past, by Michael Cottman, Crown, December 1998.]
The most visually striking and symbolically important element of the new museum is the Red Wall of Freedom, a 96-feet-high curving surface that symbolizes creativity, character and the indomitable in·dom·i·ta·ble
Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.
[Late Latin indomit spirit of the Africans and their descendants.
One of the primary goals of the RFL Museum is to provide educational programs for children and adults. Through their partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education, the museum has developed a signature curriculum, "An African American Journey," and teacher training to reach more than 850,000 students and 50,000 teachers. The pilot program began in the fall of 2004 with students in grades 4 to 8.
Hours for the RFL Museum are Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The museum is closed on Mondays and certain holidays. For additional information, contact the museum at 443-263-1800 or view its Web site at www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org.