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March 29, 2001|By Parijat Didolkar and Helen B. Jones

A look at segregation in Anne Arundel history

From the end of the Civil War to the 1960s, public schools in Anne Arundel County were racially segregated, as they were in most of Maryland. Beginning Saturday, the story of Anne Arundel's African-American schools will be told visually at an exhibit at the Banneker-Douglass Museum called "Nothing But Pure Love for the Teachers: African-American Schools During a Century of Segregation." Wander through an actual-size replica of a one-room schoolhouse; read remembrances of the school system by former students, teachers and administrators; check out textbooks used by the children; and study a map of all the schools. The exhibit also includes 50 photographs.

The exhibit opens with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday and runs through Oct. 27. The museum is at 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis' historic district. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 410-216-6180.

`The Princess and the Pea'

Would you be able to feel a pea under your mattress? Perhaps you would if you were a royal princess. A bedraggled girl who claims to be a princess is put to the test in Pumpkin Theatre's production of "The Princess and the Pea," the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. Take in the show this weekend and find out if the girl, played by Liz Boyer, is really a princess and fit to marry a prince. Bring the whole family and enjoy this fabulous and funny tale with great music.

Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and April 7-8 at the Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School for Girls, 8400 Greenspring Ave. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 410-828-1814.

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