slavery


Women Against Slavery: Then and Now (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Women abolitionists have always faced opposition, but they have persevered. The author will highlight the valiant work of several women abolitionists past and present. Janet Willen is co-author with Marjorie Gann of Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery and Five Thousand Years of Slavery, both published by Tundra Books. Speak a Word for […]


⭐ Performance: The Life of Harriet Tubman (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

To celebrate Black History Month, reenactor Gina Lee will share the story of Harriet Tubman’s life, her Underground Railroad experience, her achievements and conclude with her death & final resting place.  Ms. Lee has performed with Arena Players, Inc.  and portrayed Harriet Tubman in Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee. Dial-In Information Please […]


⭐ Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

righ About this Event Join us for the launch of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, a comprehensive collection “that should be required reading in history and literature courses,” writes Kirkus. Edited by Dr. Michelle Commander, curator and associate director of the Lapidus Center, with a foreword by then Schomburg […]


⭐ Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and Washington DC (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

James H. Johnston from Montgomery History discusses how slavery in the Washington D.C. area evolved differently from other areas, due to the crops being grown, and the diverse nature of Washington. Slavery in the Washington area was different. It began the same – in the late 1600s – but it […]


Lunch and Learn: Historical Representation in the Maryland State House (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  In February 2020, statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were dedicated in the Maryland State House. The story of how these two individuals–the most historically important Marylanders in American history–came to be included among the works of art and monuments in the state’s capitol encompasses legislators, artists, historians, […]


Tyler Stovall, Author of ‘White Freedom’ With James Grossman (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

The era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of freedom and democracy, was also the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American genocide, and systematic racial discrimination. White […]


Historically Speaking: Four Hundred Souls – A Conversation With Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

  Renowned scholars Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire have assembled 90 extraordinary writers to document the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Entitled Four Hundred Souls, each contributor writes about a five-year period of 400 years of […]


⭐ Slavery and The Constitution’s Three-Fifths Clause Compromise (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell for a deep dive into the darkest corners of the 1787 federal Constitution and its infamous Three-Fifths Clause. Richard Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their […]