August has a particular significance in Black freedom struggle and sparked the creation of a yearly celebration called Black August.
There are two things in particular that inspired the creation of Black August; the commemoration of the martyrdom of Jonathan Jackson in 1970, which was inspired by many of the prison uprisings & the birth of the Honorable Marcus Garvey, a stalwart of modern Pan African Nationalism and self determination.
In the spirit of this history we bring you the Black August Symposium.
This event is an entire day (9am to 3pm) of educational and informative discussions on prevalent issues affecting Baltimore’s Black community. We’ll be inviting special guest moderators and panelists to participate.
Topics will include:
- Anti-Violence in Baltimore
- Criminal Justice Reform
- Building Baltimore’s Black Arts Community
We’ve also been gifted FREE tours of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum for attendees of the event (must RSVP advance to do tour).
FREE food & refreshments for the entire day.