U.S. History


⭐ The Three Reported Lynchings in Montgomery County (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck, John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph. Researcher Sarah Hedlund presents comprehensive narratives on these three cases. There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck and John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Sidney Randolph in 1896. The […]


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 […]


⭐ Meet Jerald Walker, Author of ‘How to Make a Slave and Other Essays’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Register for the event here Jerald Walker In conversation with author, essayist, and radio host Solomon Jones. Jerald Walker’s recent How to Make a Slave and Other Essays was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award. A “restless, brilliant” collection that “can alight on a truth without pinning it in place” […]


Meet William G. Thomas III, Author of ‘A Question of Freedom’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Historian William G. Thomas III discusses his new book “A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.” William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. He […]


Meet Pamela Nadell, Author of ‘America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Dr. Pamela Nadell will present a lecture based on her book “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today” In this groundbreaking history, Pamela Nadell asks what does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Weaving together stories from the colonial era’s matriarch, Grace Nathan, and […]


⭐ Radio Goes to War (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on radio. This presentation examines how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sound clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the […]


Finding Home: An Indigenous Perspective on Land, Language, and Identity (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join celebrated author, professor, and activist Dr. Anton Treuer for a unique perspective on Indigenous land, language, and identity as it relates to the broader experience of being and becoming American. What is the importance of connection to mother land, language, and culture? How does identity transform when we are […]