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Step OUT: For a Conference on African American Museums

The Association of African American Museums is holding its annual conference this month at Baltimore's Tremont Plaza Hotel, focusing on the role blacks have played in the decades between the American Civil War and the civil rights movement.

The four-day event takes place Aug. 22-25 and features workshops, tours, networking and exhibitors that highlight this year's theme "Commemorating Struggles:Claiming Freedom."

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the host institution for the conference and other Baltimore organizations are playing a role. The Maryland Institute College of Art is hosting a session called "There's an App For That," and the welcome reception takes place at the Walters Art Museum.  

Museum leaders will also take in historic Baltimore sites during a walking tour of Fells Point, a neighborhood once home to Frederick Douglass, and a visit to the National Great Black in Wax Museum. Visitors will also see Orchard Street A.M.E. Church, associated with the Underground Railroad, and Harriet Tubman in a living history performance. 

Tickets cost between $125 and $425, depending on the number of days you attend, whether you are a member or sign up in advance.

Photo courtesy of AAAM

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