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In 2018, The Blacks of the Chesapeake launched their "Campaign to Preserve a Local Legacy" in conjunction and collaboration with the Maryland State Archives, The Johns Hopkins University and the Enoch Pratt Libraries Digital Maryland On-Line.  One of the goals of this initiative is to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Library of Congress' designation of the Blacks of the Chesapeake as a “Local Legacy Project.” The following projects, activities and public events are projected through 2030.

  • A Major Exhibition of the Blacks of the Chesapeake’s Local Legacy Collection
  • A catalogue of the Local Legacy Collection
  • An expanded version of the Blacks of the Chesapeake publication “The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes” by Vince Leggett
  • A Documentary Film “On the Bay with Vince Leggett, Admiral of the Chesapeake", chronicling his extensive experiences on the bay highlighting African American involvement in the maritime and seafood industries historically and currently.  Included in the film will be excerpts from oral histories of men, women and children he has met and interviewed, exhibitions, lectures, re-enactments, multimedia presentations.
  • These programs will be designed to engage the public in historical & cultural preservation and conservation.

Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, Inc.
1011 Bay Ridge Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403

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