politics


A Change Is Gonna Come: How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

From 1940 to 1970, gospel, jazz, blues, and soul music underscored the Civil Rights Movement. Artists, activists, and radio DJs came together to write, perform, and promote music that reflected—and shaped—the events of the time and the ongoing fight for freedom. Music became a political weapon and unifying force, delivering […]


⭐ History of Black Power in D.C., 1961-1998 (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Please join George Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) and co-author of Chocolate City:  A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital for a discussion of his new website Black Power in Washington, D.C. 1961-1998. Based on his research for Chocolate City, Musgrove explores the history of Black Power […]


We’re Better Than This: The Life And Legacy of Elijah Cummings (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

An online talk with distinguished political expert Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and longtime nonfiction writer James Dale, co-authors of We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy, primarily authored by the late Elijah Cummings. Part memoir, part call to action, We’re Better Than This is the […]


Meet Morgan Jerkins, Author of ‘This Will Be My Undoing’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Morgan Jerkins will be in conversation about her work. In this talk, Jerkins discusses her literary journey, culminating in the release of her newest work, Caul Baby. Morgan Jerkins is the author of Wandering in Strange Lands and the New York Times bestseller This Will Be My Undoing and a Senior Culture Editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated. Jerkins is a […]


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 […]


Untold Stories of The American Revolution (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The American Revolution is the country’s founding moment, but there is more to the story than what we were taught in school. Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell as he discusses the women, slaves and immigrants who had a hand in our nation’s struggle for independence. Sponsored by the […]


Conversation With Professor Ron: Are You A Citizen, or Are You A Consumer? (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Many people believe being a citizen means paying your taxes, obeying the laws, and casting a ballot every four years. But is that all we really ought to do, transact with America like a consumer?  AS a citizen we have a GREATER invitation! We have many more RIGHTS, and frankly obligations, that enable us […]


⭐ Constitutional Patriotism Partisanship & Future of American Democracy With Jamie Raskin (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for Constitutional Patriotism Partisanship and the Future of American Democracy with Jamie Raskin. Congressman Jamie Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his time in Congress, Raskin was a three-term Senator in Maryland, where he also served as the Senate Majority […]