Youth Photojournalism Project Exhibition ‘We Rise!: Celebrating Maryland’s African American History’


— Banneker Douglass Museum (BDM) recently had the opportunity to work with talented youth from Baltimore City’s Forest Park High School on the youth photojournalism project titled, “We Rise!: Celebrating Maryland’s African American History.”

This project amplified the voices of local youth through photography and media training. Participants met with instructors on a weekly basis with an overarching goal of connecting their personal history to profound moments in Maryland African American history, such as Maryland Emancipation, the 1964 Civil Rights Bill, and the Baltimore Uprising.

The project was led by teaching artists Beverly Price and Carlissia Young and outcomes included a youth-led BDM photography exhibit where participants interpreted the “We Rise!” theme of the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. Additionally, participants created a mini-documentary that captures the trials and triumphs of growing up in Baltimore City.

The public is invited to stop by and visit the exhibit housed on the first floor of the museum in the Verda Welcome Hall until December 14, 2019.

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is located at 84 Franklin Street in Annapolis. For more information about the exhibit or the Banneker-Douglas Museum, call 410-216-6180 or visit: