human 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 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 […]


⭐ 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 […]


Meet Don Lemon, CNN Anchor & Author of ‘This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE America’s sole Black primetime news anchor, Don Lemon has hosted CNN Tonight since 2014. Before joining the respected cable network in 2006, he worked for NBC News and MSNBC, and earlier in his career as a reporter and anchor in Birmingham, Philadelphia, and Chicago, among other places. The recipient of […]


⭐ Why It Matters: Reckoning with Race. Equity. Allyship. (Baltimore County Public Library & Maryland Humanities) – VIRTUAL

Maryland Humanities presents authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal as they discuss their best-selling book, ‘I’m Not Dying with You Tonight‘, inspired by the death of Baltimorean Freddie Gray. In their conversation, they touch on some of today’s most pressing topics — the recent resurgence of our country’s reckoning with […]


Parent Panel: Talking to Kids About Race and Racism (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Hear from educators, psychotherapists and social workers from Baltimore County 4-H, Parenting Works, Keys of Hope Consultations, LLC and Baltimore County Public Library staff​ about resources and tips to have discussions about anti-racism, inclusion, diversity and equity with your children. This program’s theme is celebrating Black joy and using your […]


Black Women and The Struggle for Human Rights (Occidental College) – VIRTUAL

About this Event Professor Keisha N. Blain—historian, author and president of the African American Intellectual History Society—is Occidental College’s 2021 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence. Blain, who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, will be in residence at Occidental February 23-25. An award-winning 20th-century historian who specializes in African […]