Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Eubie Blake’s 1921 musical Shuffle Along. Co-authors Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom, with Martina Kado, PhD, the Maryland Center for History and Culture's Director of Publications, explore how they used Baltimore-born composer and pianist James Herbert “Eubie” Blake’s personal collections—housed in the MCHC’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library—to write their biography, Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race. Richard and Ken will discuss their discoveries about Eubie’s impact on American culture, the racial roadblocks, and how his Baltimore roots shaped his identity.
This event hosted by the Maryland Center for History and Culture is free but registration is required.
This spring we pull back the curtain on our collections through the FSK from Home Series—the virtual offering of our traditional Francis Scott Key Lecture Series. Connect with Maryland Center for History and Culture staff and our colleagues as they reveal the stories behind the objects we preserve, interpret, and display. When registering, please consider donating to the FSK from Home Giving Challenge to help us continue presenting these stellar virtual programs.