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About Us

Beginning in small displays at St. Mark Church and culminating in an expansive exhibition that included participation from ten churches, records from six “Rosenwald Schools,”, five church historians, an expert documentary quilt maker, and many community volunteers, NACPS was born in 2005. 

Lives of African Americans in the History & Culture of Northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland from 1850 to the present.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To collect, document, preserve and share the contributions of African Americans in the history and culture of Northern Anne Arundel County and Maryland


Our Vision

To engage the communities in Northern Anne Arundel County in discovering, documenting, preserving and sharing accounts, artifacts, genealogies, legacies, memorabilia and oral histories that will provide a comprehensive cultural narrative of African American lives in the history of the county and state.

NACPS Board Members

Patricia B. Caldwell


Ramocille Johnson


Donald Bessicks

Board Member

George Gaither

Board Member

Yvonne G. Henry

Board Member

Anthony Spencer

Board Member

Joan M.E. Gaither

Recording Sec.

Lynda Davis

Financial Sec.

Peggie Bessicks

Board Member

Irving E. Gaither

Board Member

Theodore Mack

Board Member

Vivian G. Spencer

Board Member

Lillie Caldwell

Corresponding Sec.

Betty Mack

Founding President

Yolande Dickerson

Board Member

Marva Gaither

Board Member

Denise Glenn-Rich

Board Member

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