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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
Blacks in White: African American Health Professional
September 28, 2023 -May 20th, 2024(extended!)
Blacks in White explores four primary themes that help frame the contributions of African American health professionals in the region, including: a timeline outlining African American access to health, the role of key institutions in supporting public health education for African Americans, exploring the pivotal role of Provident Hospital, and highlighting the contributions of African American community health giants.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Celebrate Black History Month 2024
The theme for 2024 is "Art as a Platform for Social Justice," and February features a packed program full of events starting this weekend!
A documentary hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Independent Lens | Razing Liberty Square
Discount and Special Passes
The BoP Pass
Take advantage of Baltimore's free BoP Pass to visit Black-owned businesses, museums, and other historical and cultural landmarks.
Click here to sign up!
The Waring Historical Library 3rd Annual Black History Month Lecture
Enoch Pratt Free Library
James Baldwin: An Influential Voice for Racial Justice
Learn about the prolific author, essayist, fiction writer, dramatist, and poet!
Where: Central Library, Poe Room
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
When: Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm
*Free parking is available if you park in the Franklin Street Garage
Baltimore County Public Library
"Historic East Towson: From Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter"
The impact of politics in this historic community will be the main topic of this talk. Originally founded by former slaves from the neighboring Hampton Plantation, East Towson is located close to the town center.
Where: Baltimore County Library Towson Branch
When: Monday, February 5, 2024 6-7pm
Visit this page for more information on East Towson: https://www.netia.today.
Listen to these podcasts!
Plenty of perspectives and voices.
Book of Note
A brief section highlighting works by Black authors from across the globe.
The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by
In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighbourhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows.
As these characters' stories overlap and deepen, it becomes clear how much the people who live on the margins struggle and what they must do to survive. When the truth is finally revealed about what happened on Chicken Hill and the part the town's white establishment played in it, McBride shows us that even in dark times, it is love and community-heaven and earth-that sustain us.
Publication Date: 2023-08-08
"It opens in the year 1834 as a Black woman with magical powers named Saint founds a small settlement north of St. Louis with some slaves she has liberated, making the town invisible to the outside world by placing conjure stones around its perimeter; as the inhabitants of the town discover, however, Saint has provided them safety but not necessarily freedom. As the next four decades pass, more characters enter the novel, including two young boys who come of age in the settlement, a troubled young woman from New Orleans, a person of indeterminate sexuality who has the power to heal wounds and see what people have been through, and a set of twin girls that mysteriously appear in Saint's arms one day, one of whom also has healing powers. As Saint's conjuring powers begin to decline, and threats from the outside loom, life becomes increasingly strange in the town; each character strives in their own way to reckon with the weight of their past as they attempt to achieve a fuller self, deal with their trauma, anger, and fear, and navigate freedom for themselves."
Publication Date: 2024-02-20
Medgar and Myrlie by
The host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut and New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Sold America traces the extraordinary lives and legacy of civil rights icons Medgar and Myrlie Evers, situating Medgar Evers’s assassination as a catalyzing moment in American history.
Publication Date: 2024-02-06