Magic 95.9’s, “Cares for the Community” event brought out several hundred people to the Reginald F.Lewis Museum last Friday. The family friendly event had a voter registration, and mentor recruitment for children in the Baltimore metropolitan area on site. The event also showed a special screening of “Slavery by Another Name!” that was hosted by Michael Baisden.
The film revealed lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation only to be brought back into new form of slavery. Looking for cheap and abundant labor, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and sent to involuntary servitude.
After the screening Baisden lead the audience into a discussion where he urged them to be leaders in their own community. He walked around shook hands, kissed babies and talked to the men about becoming mentor. Baisden stayed at the Reginald F. Lewis museum until the last fan was able to get a picture with him.
Magic 95.9 would like to thank everyone who made this event a success:
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America, Boys & Girls Clubs, 100 Black, the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Action Network and the Magic 95.9 listeners.
Check out the pics from the event.