Martin Mitchell, former at-large Laurel Council member, stands in front of his mayoral campaign sign. He ran for mayor in 2023 and was unsuccessful. The Laurel Museum鈥檚 newest temporary exhibit, "Visions and Voices 1920-2023, the African American Voting Experience," is running from Feb. 16 through June 16. (Anthony Tilghman/The 番茄社区app)
Martin Mitchell, former at-large Laurel Council member, stands in front of his mayoral campaign sign. He ran for mayor in 2023 and was unsuccessful. The Laurel Museum鈥檚 newest temporary exhibit, "Visions and Voices 1920-2023, the African American Voting Experience," is running from Feb. 16 through June 16. (Anthony Tilghman/The 番茄社区app)

Keith Sydnor鈥檚 2023 election as Laurel鈥檚 first Black mayor was an important milestone,  but only part of the community鈥檚 African-American voting history. 

The Laurel Museum hosted a temporary exhibit 鈥淰isions and Voices鈥 to celebrate the electoral accomplishments of Laurel鈥檚 Black community. 

The exhibit explored some of the highlights and perspectives of African Americans who ran for city office.

Anthony Tilghman, is an 2x Award-winning photographer, Education advocate, Mentor, and Published Author with years of experience in media, photography, marketing and branding. He is the Winner of the 2020...

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