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Common Ground: Life in History by Maya Davis
September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Historian, Archivist, Activist, Museum Director
Life in History
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Historian, archivist, activist and museum director, Maya Davis, discusses her life and career in the field.
Maya Davis is the new Director of the Riversdale House Museum in Prince George’s County where she will oversee the daily operation, preservation, and interpretation of the historic home. Prior to her arrival at Riversdale, Maya was the Research Archivist and Legislative Liaison at the Maryland State Archives where she consulted on statewide projects that document, interpret and preserve African American History and Culture and facilitated discussions on state legislation and contemplated legislation. Some of her recent projects include the installation of the Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Statue at the Maryland State House and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Park and Visitor Center. Maya currently serves as a Commissioner on the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and is a board member of the Prince George’s County Historical Society. Previously she served as the Interim Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, staff at the City Museum of Washington, DC, and Vice Chair of the Annapolis 1864 Commission to Commemorate the Emancipation of Slavery in Maryland. A native Washingtonian, Maya is a graduate of Howard and George Washington Universities where she obtained degrees in History and Museum Studies.
This event is made possible by the generous support of Maryland Humanities and the Maryland Heritage Area Authority.
FREE WEBINAR for the public – Advance registration required.
This year’s Common Ground will be offered virtually.