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Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices: Latinx Empowerment after the September 11th Attacks (Smithsonian American History Museum) – VIRTUAL

Join us as members of the New York City Latinx community share their experiences navigating complex immigration policy, worsening health effects, and socioeconomic challenges while serving the city as first responders, volunteers, organizers, and caregivers. This panel will build on the museum’s New York City 9-11 Collecting Initiative to highlight the stories of […]


Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices: Art in the Aftermath of September 11th (Smithsonian American History Museum) – VIRTUAL

Whether through documentary photographs or fine art, artists have been telling the story of how September 11 affected their communities. Through their practice, they were able to capture not only a historical recording of the immediate aftermath of the attacks, but the intense spectrum of emotions and incredible community resiliency in the […]


⭐ Another Hidden Figure: Interview with David Miontague and Paige Bowers, Authors of ‘The Overnight Code’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

  Interview of David Montague and Paige Bowers on their memoir of Raye Montague, the first African-American woman to design ships for the US Navy. Raye Montague was a Hyattsville resident and David’s mother. Event details to be posted later. Check EVENT LINK for updates. About the Authors Paige Bowers is […]


An Introduction to African American Genealogy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you curious about finding out about your ancestors but don’t know where to begin? Does the cost of genealogy databases scare you away from joining millions of researchers in America’s most favorite hobby? Join us to learn the basics of American black-diasporic genealogy and take advantage of world-class research tools […]


The Lumbee Native American Community in Baltimore: Past and Present (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​After World War II, Lumbee Indians moved from their tribal homeland in North Carolina to Baltimore. Learn about the early community established by the Lumbee, the current work to map out this historic settlement and discover resources about Lumbee history, heritage and community events. Presented by Ashley Minner, an enrolled […]


Battle of Codes: Cryptology in World War II (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Jennifer Wilcox, educational coordinator at the National Cryptologic Museum, discusses cryptology in World War II and the role it played in the Allies’ victory. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration […]


Teen Pride Trivia (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Test your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ history, important figures, and pop culture. For ages 13 to 18 years. Registration opens Friday, June 4, 2021 – 9:00am. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The Google Meet link will be sent to you by […]


“Fast, Casual, Ethnic”: Asian Food Beyond Misnomers and Myths (Smithsonian Asian Art Museum) – VIRTUAL

Today, critically acclaimed Asian restaurants, food brands, and other food spaces in the United States are carving new paths forward, transforming both fine and casual dining. These cultural destinations receive both accolades and criticism in equal parts, yet their existence was unimaginable even ten years ago. While past Asian American […]