Celebrate Bates’ Community, History and People
See a documentary on how Wiley H. Bates High School — the only high school for African Americans in Anne Arundel County from 1932 to 1966 — was restored as The Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park, home of The Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center and Memorial, a $27 million complex dedicated to preserving and presenting history. Learn more about the African American community in Annapolis through the documentary films, Carr’s Beach and Pip and Zastrow: An American Friendship. See the bigger picture in Dreams of Obama, interviews with people close to the president. Join members of the Bates community in discussion.
• Open House: Friday, March 22, 11am-3pm: free
• Films on the Black Experience: Saturday, March 23, 11am-3pm: free
Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville St., Annapolis: 410-263-1860; www.whbateslegacycenter.org