Baltimore Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show to be held, February 11, 2017
Dr. Lindsey B. Johnson | 1/30/2017, 6 a.m.
BALTIMORE Join attendees at the Baltimore Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street, in Baltimore, Maryland. Show hours are 10 am until 5 pm. Museum entrance fee is general admission $8, seniors and students $6, and museum members and Maryland Public School Teachers Free. The objective of this show is to provide an environment where the public can be educated on African American History & Culture, and purchase black memorabilia, fine art, crafts and collectibles.
Items made by African Americans, made in the image of African Americans or about African Americans are considered black memorabilia whether these items are positive or negative. Many of the items we consider as black memorabilia reflect the way African Americans were viewed and treated in this country. Items from the slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras to present tell a story of great progress of our ancestors despite the obstacles they were faced with. Black memorabilia documents the chronological history of African Americans in the United States.
At this show there will be vendors with black memorabilia, fine art, crafts and collectibles for sale, educational exhibits and celebrity autograph sessions. Items for sale include historical artifacts and documents, books, stamps, dolls, autographs, toys, advertisements, photos, paintings, prints, political and Civil Rights memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, coins, sports and entertainment memorabilia, movie posters, postcards and other items from the 19th century or earlier to the present. Educational exhibits include slavery artifacts & Jim Crow memorabilia, Negro League Baseball, Marcus Garvey, Black Panther Party, Malcolm X, Dorothy Dandridge and others. These exhibits give an in depth look at important people and events in our history. There will be autograph sessions with Negro League Baseball Players and Tuskegee Airman for a nominal fee. Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, will be at the show signing her books. Also, there will be verbal appraisals of black memorabilia for $5 per item.
Many of the items for sale and on display are museum quality. There will be plenty of good food. The show is indoors and will be held rain or shine. For additional information, call (301)649-1915 or view www.johnsonshows.com or www.lewismuseum.org.