FREE BUS TOUR – Celebrate Emancipation Day with a display, talk and FREE bus tour

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When: Back to Calendar November 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Owings Mills Public Library
Grand Central Avenue
Owings Mills,MD 21117
USA
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Louis Diggs
louisdiggs2@verizon.net
Categories: Non-HSBC Event

CELEBRATE EMANCIPATION DAY IN MARYLAND WITH A DISPLAY, TALK AND FREE BUS TOUR THROUGH VARIOUS HISTORIC AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN BALTIMORE COUNTY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014

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The activities will begin with photographic displays at the Owings Mills Public Library, 10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills by Ray Banks of the Negro Baseball League and Louis S. Diggs of African American Life in Baltimore County.  The program will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  The bus will depart about 9:30am.  There is free parking in the public garage adjacent to the Library.

From 10:00am to 11:00am, we will visit Mt. Gilboa AME Church in Oella.   This is the oldest, still active African American Church in Baltimore County, a visit to the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, also in Oella, concluding with a drive-thru of the African American community of Winters Lane in Catonsville.

From 11:00am to 12:00pm, we will visit such historical African American structures were runaway slaves found safe haven such as Union Bethel AME Church, the Emmarts UM Church, etc.  The tour will also visit a slave church in Granite that is in the process of being converted to a mini-museum.

From 12:00pm to 2:00pm we will visit the historic African American community of Turner Station in Dundalk where there will be a talk on the life of Henrietta Lacks during a free lunch at the Union Baptist Church, and we may meet one of the Lacks family members, ending with a tour throughout this significant African American Community.

By 2:15pm, the bus will depart Turner Station to return to the Owings Mills Public Library by 3:00pm when the tour will end.

The tour guides will be Louis S. Diggs who will be sharing historical information throughout the tour, assisted by Betty Stewart.

To be considered for a ticket for the tour, submit your request via an email to: Louis S. Diggs at louisdiggs2@verizon.net, or Betty Stewart at bruthstew@verizon.net.  You will be notified by email if you are approved for a seat.

This tour is sponsored by the Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotions. The tour through the Turner Station community will be hosted by the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group and the Kingdom Economic System