civil rights


⭐ Historically Speaking: Buses Are A Comin’: A Conversation With Freedom Rider Charles Person (Smithsonian African American History & Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

Buses Are a Comin’ provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person, the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, whose social justice colleagues include: Congressman John Lewis, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes. Charles Person’s story provides a roadmap from […]


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue ‘The Mis-Education of the Negro’ By Carter Woodson (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. Watch event HERE at […]


The Academic Mass Communication Program presents: A Political Forum (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The political landscape in our country is one we have never experienced before. Emmy award-winning broadcaster & Mass Communications Professor Lou Holder moderates a “Real Talk” political conversation with selective members of the local television and radio media FREE Virtual Event – Registration will close 2 hours prior to start time All times […]


⭐ Know Your Rights: Fair Housing Act (Maryland Fair Housing Commission) – VIRTUAL

Fair housing is the right of all people to buy, sell or rent residential property and to live where they choose. In this workshop, learn about the Fair Housing Act, which provides protection under the law against housing discrimination to all Marylanders, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial or […]


⭐ The Lines Between Us: Civil Rights and Housing In the 21st Century(ACLU Maryland) – VIRTUAL

Join the University of Baltimore and the ACLU of Maryland for a conversation with award-winning journalist and author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide, Lawrence Lanahan. Lanahan will be joined in discussion with Adria Crutchfield, executive director at Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership, Barbara Samuels, ACLU of Maryland’s […]


Jazz In The Civil Rights Movement (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq chronicles the story of jazz and its relationship with the civil rights movement beginning at the turn of the century and continuing to the present day, highlighting the artists, their music, their influence on jazz and their struggles. Learn the importance of jazz and its advocacy for […]


First Ladies Who Risked Their Lives for Civil Rights (National Archives Foundation) – VIRTUAL

George Floyd’s tragic death ignited a national discussion on the state of race relations and the barriers that still exist for many in this country. In crisis situations, Americans normally look to political leaders for direction, words of comfort, empathy, and solutions. Often overlooked are the words and deeds of […]


⭐ The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (PBS) – TELEVISION PROGRAM

HOW A HORRIFIC INCIDENT OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BECAME A POWERFUL CATALYST FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Film Description In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief […]