The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, is dedicated to preserving Maryland's African American heritage and serves as the state's official repository of African American material culture. The Victorian-Gothic structure was included in the Annapolis Historic District in 1971 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Places often provide us a safe haven from outside forces that cause us pain. That's what Lincoln Hills, an African American resort community in Gilpin County, gave African Americans in Denver. At Hands On Heritage, watch Colorado Stories actress Lonnie McCabe delve into the difficulties of life as a young African American girl growing up in 1940s segregated Denver and the freedom and joy of Lincoln Hills, where SHF has funded rehab projects at Winks Lodge, a historic hotel in the resort.