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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Press Release: “Diaspora: A Black Heritage Celebration” Moving Indoors to Stanton Center

Press Release

ph-ac-cn-council-compensation-0314-20170313Mayor Gavin Buckley

Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

“Diaspora: A Black Heritage Celebration” Moving Indoors
Saturday to Stanton Center Due to Weather Forecast 

Annapolis, MD (April 12, 2019) – The “Diaspora: A Black Heritage Celebration,” scheduled for April 13th from 2 to 6 p.m. has been moved from Susan Campbell Park to the Stanton Center, 92 West Washington Street in Annapolis. This African American cultural entertainment event will commence after the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

The MLK Parade will begin at 12 p.m. on West Street at Amos Garrett Blvd. The parade will continue down Main Street to City Dock.

This event, sponsored by the Mayor’s office, is in partnership with The MLK Parade Committee, Annapolis Recreation & Parks and the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA).

Diaspora is a free event that will feature African American art, artifacts, food, music and storytelling to highlight significant contributions to American history and culture.

Throughout the day, elected officials will be on site to participate in the festivities, including Mayor of Annapolis Gavin Buckley and members of the Annapolis City Council. For youth, there will be plenty of interactive activities. For people of all ages, performances will include students from Anne Arundel County Public Schools as well as professional dancers and artisans, and choirs and praise dancers from local churches.

For more information, please contact Adetola Ajayi at 410-972-6257 or

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