3RD ANNUAL OBSERVANCE
Officially recognized by the City of Baltimore in 2018, Baltimore Black Heritage Week is an Annual Observance and Celebration of Black Heritage, Culture and Business in Baltimore City!
Citizens are encouraged to patronize Black owned businesses, support community organizations and creatives, and to actively celebrate the Black Experience.
Throughout the week, we will honor and celebrate ALL aspects of the Black Experience - from Black Music, Black Film and Black Literature to Black Food, Black Art, Black Innovators and Black Visionaries - as well as highlight efforts to support the mental, physical, spiritual and economic health of Black Families.
“Baltimore Black Heritage Week is about recognizing, sharing and celebrating those community supportive things we strive to do on a daily basis. We shop with Black businesses, support our Black artists and professionals, and participate in the programming of our Black cultural institutions. During the third week of August, which also coincides with the commemoration of the birth or Marcus Garvey, who was born on August 17, 1887 and whose message is significant within the larger focus on community empowerment.
“These activities and practices—the networking that takes place during Black Heritage Week-- are highlighted and resources are shared to ensure the sustainability of the observance and those practices,” says Lynn Robinson, Founder of The THINK Project and BBHW organizer. “Our hope is that eventually, the week will become ingrained in the cultural psyche alongside other such observances—so that the culture that is so important to society as a whole is continually embraced and celebrated…”
The Baltimore Black Heritage Week website and social media pages share events and news, and encourage visitors to support listed businesses, local museums and galleries.
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