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Banneker-Douglass Museum Director Receives Prestigious 2018 Pace Setter Award

Congratulations To Executive Director Chanel Compton!
Banneker-Douglass Museum’s (BDM) Executive Director Chanel Compton was recently awarded the 2018 Pace Setter Award by The Association of African American Museums (AAAM).
Director Compton’s leadership, vision, and dedication are what make her a tremendous asset and experienced leader for the state of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. The award ceremony took place on the 10th of August at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.
“Winning the Pace Setter award is one of the biggest highlights of my career. To be celebrated and recognized by colleagues that I am continually humbled and inspired by makes me even more determined to push boundaries, fight for equity and inclusion within our social landscape, and to always strive for excellence and innovation at the Banneker-Douglass Museum.” – Chanel Compton, BDM Executive Director
AAAM supports African and African American focused museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture. “We are thrilled to count you among our 2018 Honorees,” says Marion McGee, AAAM Board Member. “Your professional achievements, educational accomplishments, and community impact were key factors in your selection.”
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Director Compton (left) receives the 2018 Pace Setter Award during the 2018
Association of African American Museums Annual Conference in Hampton, Virginia.
The Banneker-Douglass Museum is a unit of
the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, which is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.