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Maya Davis will be discussing the various ways in which the enslaved community in Maryland escaped during the antebellum era. Questions afterwards.

Maya Davis serves as the Interim Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, where she is responsible for the preservation and interpretation of Maryland’s African American history and culture.  Previously she held the position of Research Archivist in the Legacy of Slavery Division, at the Maryland State Archives.  In her role as Research Archivist, Maya has worked on projects including but not limited to the Flight to Freedom in Maryland, Slavery and the War of 1812, and Enslaved Emancipation in Maryland.  In addition, Maya served as the Vice Chair of the Annapolis 1864 Commission to Commemorate the Emancipation of Slavery in Maryland and is currently serving as a member of the Harriet Tubman Park and Visitor Center exhibition team.  Her article, Ran Off or Carried Away: Maryland Slaves that Came into the Protection of British Forces during the War of 1812, was published in the Maryland Genealogical Society journal.  Prior to her arrival at the Archives, Maya was on staff at the City Museum of Washington, DC.  Maya, a native Washingtonian, is a graduate of Howard and George Washington Universities.

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