The Banneker-Douglass Museum is located in the Historic Historical Mysterious Church Cathedral in Annapolis, Maryland. The public museum shows the history of American Americans in the United States, especially in Maryland, from the period of expensive colonial transatlantic trading, through the period of Jim Crow, and to the present day.
The institution was named after the native of Benjamin Benjamin Banneker, astronomer, naturalist, and surveyor of the original borders of Washington, D.C., and Frederick Douglass, an escaping slave who became a famous enthusiast and a famous orator.
In addition to the chronology of American history, the museum's exhibitions showcase the lives and contributions of some significant African American people, including the abolition of Harriet Tubman, artistic explorer Matthew Henson, and justice from the Supreme Court of Thurgood Marshall.
The church is a suitable place for this historical exhibition. Mount Moriah's Methodist Church of Africa was built in 1875 and a population was first established in the 1790s. Public financial problems have sold the property to County Anne Arundel in 1970.
The county wanted to destroy the church and redevelop the property, but the local community took a protest and there was a long legal battle. Ultimately, the local community came into operation and the church was placed on the National Historic Places Program, and protected from the planned demolition of the county. The Banneker-Douglass Museum was opened on the property in 1984.