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The Baltimore Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show will be held Saturday, Feb.  11 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in downtown Baltimore.

The show, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include a vast gathering of vendors and educational exhibits, as well as autograph sessions.

The vendors’ displays of black memorabilia, fine art and crafts for sale will include historical artifacts and documents, books, paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, autographs, toys, black dolls, advertisements, photos, political and civil rights memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, posters, sports and entertainment memorabilia, postcards, magazines, Barack Obama memorabilia and more.

Educational exhibits will include slavery artifacts, Jim Crow and Negro League Baseball memorabilia and historical information on pioneers such as Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Dorothy Dandridge.

The “Slavery Artifacts and Jim Crow” exhibit will be presented by the Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Museum of Slavery from Philadelphia.

A. Peter Bailey, a close associate of Malcolm X, will present the Malcolm X exhibit and share his memories of the human rights activist with attendees.

The autograph sessions will feature Tuskegee Airmen and baseball players from the Negro Leagues.

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, one of only three women who played in the Negro Leagues, will be signing autographs. Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee will also be available to sign his book.

General admission tickets for the show are $8 and $6. Museum members and Maryland public school teachers will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, call 301-649-1915, or visit or

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