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Join Dr. Herbert Brewer of Morgan State University for a talk about his research on the slave ship, Margaret. Its journey from London, England to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to the Chesapeake and back to England illustrated the complex web of commercial, political and culture links that tied Europe, Africa and Maryland together in the early 18th century. In partnership with Maryland Four Centuries
Through a Baltimore lens, Dr. David Taft Terry explores the historical importance of African American resistance to Jim Crow laws in the South’s largest cities, adding to our understanding of the under-explored historical period of the civil rights movement, prior to the 1960s. A book signing will follow
The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital chronicles the unique history of the medical training of African American doctors and nurses before and after desegregation from the hospital’s beginnings in 1937 to its closing in 1979. This program is in partnership with the Baltimore International Black Film Festival (Oct 10- Oct 14) that promotes culturally significant films directed, produced, and starring African Americans and people of the African Diaspora.
Grab your cape and stop by the Lewis to create your own superhero mask with KidzArt! In conjunction with EMPOWERED!: Black Action Figures, Superheroes and Collectibles exhibition.