Today, African American women are an organized and consequential facet of our body politic. How did they get here? To understand their story is to understand the politics of our own time, setting aside old narratives and learning about the future through black women’s ongoing quest for rights. Vanguard, a new book by Martha S. Jones, tells how they built their movement, which was plagued by ridicule and resistance, and extended to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
During this live, interactive distance learning program, children and families will learn about the life of Frederick Douglass. By examining primary sources from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s collections, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the living and working conditions experienced by enslaved Africans and African Americans. From slavery to freedom, participants will gain a better understanding of Douglass’ incredible life and legacy.
Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
Reminisce through the golden age of Baltimore’s movie theaters. Move through the magical decades of one of our latest exhibitions, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres. Joe Tropea, MCHC’s Curator of Films & Photographs, will reflect on what going to the movies was like all the way back to day one of Electric Park, through current day theater. Using contemporary and historical photographs, memories and narrative, Joe and his guests, Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun photographer and author of Flickering Treasures, Robert K.