A Black History Month outing

With Johns Hopkins Family Day signage prominently displayed, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture was ready to welcome the university and medicine communities for a special visit during Black History Month.

On Feb. 18, more than 600 Johns Hopkins employees and guests visited the downtown Baltimore museum, which examines the history and heritage of African-Americans in Maryland and around the country.

Reginald F. Lewis, a Baltimore-born lawyer who was the first African-American to head a billion-dollar business and operate a law firm on Wall Street, provided a $5 million endowment to the museum in 2002.

In addition to free entry to the museum, the Johns Hopkins visitors were given a 15 percent discount on museum merchandise and spent more than $1,000 in the shop.

Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum was made possible through a donation from Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine.