DMGlobal presents A Chat with Dr. A. Skipp Sanders on the next "Empower Hour" :: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 :: 10-11 am
Special guests also include Shelley Wojciechowski of the Law Links Program, Ann Chin of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP)
(BALTIMORE - August 20, 2012) - Tune-in to the next "Empower Hour" with host Doni Glover on Radio One's WOLB 1010 AM on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 10 to 11 am. The show streams live at www.wolbbaltimore.com.
Guests include Shelley Wojciechowski of the Law Links Program that's presented each summer in conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Law. The show came about via a suggestion from Barry Gogel, an attorney at the Law Firm of Arnold Weiner. Weiner's firm participate in the Law Links program, a paid opportunity for Baltimore City students to get an up close and personal experience in the realm of modern day law.
Guests also include Ann Chin. She and her team are excited about an event this week. You see, Baltimore’s Historic Fells Point at the harbor has been chosen as the first seaport for a long-delayed commemoration of Africans who perished in the Middle Passage from Africa to the New World. Ceremonies are planned for Thursday, August 23rd - which is the date the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set aside as The International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of Its Abolition. After years of planning, the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP) selected Baltimore because many African Americans can trace their ancestry to this location as one of the earliest and largest centers in the Chesapeake region directly involved in the human trade of Africans. Scholars note that Fells Point is the location where Africans disembarked to be auctioned as chattel.
Finally, the host will talk to Dr. A. Skipp Sanders and discuss the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture being the host institution to the annual AAAM (Association of African American Museums) conference being held in Baltimore beginning Wed., 8/22 – Sat., 8/25. Also, there’s a special program open to the public on Saturday, 8/25 in conjunction with the AAAM conference. The interview will also delve into the history and mission of the museum and its programs.
Check out their website for more info on the AAAM conference & the 8/25/12 program at www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org
Who is Dr. A. Skipp Sanders?
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture’s board of directors appointed Dr. A. Skipp Sanders as Executive Director to lead the museum on February 9, 2012. Dr. Sanders, a Baltimore native who served as deputy state superintendent of schools from 1994 to 2008, has been a staunch advocate of the museum since its opening. During his tenure at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), he supported a partnership that made the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s educational curriculum, An African American Journey: A Resource Learning the History of African Americans in Maryland, available to all Maryland public elementary and middle schools.
Dr. Sanders has served as an English Teacher; Department Chair; Specialist in Instructional Television; Coordinator for the Maryland Professional Development Academy; Administrative Assistant to the State Superintendent and State Board of Education; and, Assistant State Superintendent in the Division of Certification and Accreditation with the Maryland State Department of Education. He is a national consultant on multicultural educational issues and has been a recording artist on 15 albums of liturgical and children’s values music for World Library Publication with appearances in 43 states and Germany.
Dr. Sanders earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from St. Mary’s Seminary and University, and earned a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sanders is married to Pamela Sanders and they have two children, Candace and Justin.