politics


Global Needs: Answers for Humanity (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

How do we meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people worldwide in need of humanitarian assistance? We do so by coming together as humanity. Fighting hunger and violence, providing shelter, and meeting basic needs demands resources, international cooperation and local leadership. Ursula Mueller, a German diplomat, former Executive […]


⭐ Meet Anna Malaika Tubbs, Author of ‘The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

      Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin’s son James (James Baldwin), about Alberta King’s son Martin Luther (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and Louise Little’s son Malcolm (Malcolm X). But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential […]


Pandemic Perspectives: Race and Place – Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. […]


⭐ Meet Ijeoma Oluo, Author of ‘Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Meet Ijeoma Oluo, Author of ‘Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America’ “A nuanced analysis of White male America” that “deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative” (Washington Post), Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race took a frank look at America’s institutionally racist political, economic, and […]


Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Celebrating Julian Bond’s — Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement – with Jeanne Theoharis, Pam Horowitz and Vann R. Newkirk II This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Join us as we celebrate Julian Bond’s TIME TO TEACH with […]


The Post-Election Blues: How Can Americans Regain Common Ground? (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Everything seemingly divides Americans—from race to climate change, even whether to wear a mask. And now after one of the most polarized presidential campaign seasons in recent history, will it be possible to again find common ground by resurrecting the very American notion of E Pluribus Unum or “out of […]


Meet David Nasaw, Author of ‘The Last Million’ (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The bestselling author and historian presents a sweeping new history that tracks the fates of the 1 million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII.  “The violence of war did not end with the signing of ceasefires, truces, or peace treaties,” writes David Nasaw in his new book. Millions of concentration camp […]


⭐ Social Justice Author Talk With Dr. Ida Jones (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Ida Jones, author, archivist, and historian, about local advocate and first African American woman elected to Baltimore City Council, Victorine Q. Adams.     Meet the author Dr. Ida Jones and learn about the subject of her newest book, Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine […]