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Selfie of Jacquelyn Lucy, a retired white woman smiling. She has short gray hair, glasses, and wears a teal sweatshirt.
Jacquelyn Lucy is a lifelong Marylander: born in Baltimore and raised in Glen Burnie, she currently resides in Catonsville. Currently retired, the Maryland Humanities donor has had an eclectic career. Lucy served as a former English and Journalism teacher at Severna Park Senior High School, a Public Information Coordinator/ Director of Alumni and Public Affairs for Dean’s Office at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and the Media Relations Coordinator at the Community College of Baltimore County. She also owned her own marketing and communications business, Image Matters. Lucy spoke with us about the need for the humanities to address today’s issues in an open way.
August 8, 2022
A headshot of Keith Stone sitting or standing in front of what looks like a wooden wall. Keith is a light-skinned Black man with curly black hair and a black beard. He wears a khaki-colored button-down shirt over a black t-shirt. There is a plant to his left.
Keith Stone serves as Vice Chair of Maryland Humanities’ Board of Directors, as well as Chair of the organization’s Grants Committee. He talks with us about Maryland Humanities’ shift from providing project-based support to general operating funding. By day, Stone is as a partner and private equity portfolio manager at Brown Advisory.
July 27, 2022
A photo of a white balding man with white hair. He has a full beard. He is outside and wears a light yellow button down under a brown jacket.
With a group, Labor Historian Bill Barry sponsors our Maryland History Day Special Prizes Awarded for Excellence in Labor History (Junior and Senior Divisions). We spoke to Barry about the Maryland History Day's impact.
May 3, 2022
A collage of 2 photos, both of white men who are smiling. On the left is Devin Page, who has gray and curly hair and blue eyes. He wears a blue and green plaid shirt that is short-sleeved. He sits with his hand on his hip and sits in front of what look like bins of school supplies. On the right is Michael Yuscavage who has brown hair and full beard that goes several inches past his chin. He wears a gray button-down shirt and patterned tie. Michael sits in front of a darker gray photography backdrop.
Devin Page of Northern Middle School and Michael Yuscavage of of Arundel High School were named this year’s Maryland History Day Statewide Middle and High School Teacher of the Year, respectively. The teachers discuss the impact of Maryland History Day program on students.
April 21, 2022Sarah Weissman
Headshot of Lia Atanat, a white bruette woman with shoulder-length hair and glasses. She wears a green turtleneck . She sits in an office on a black couch in front of a yellow wall with black-and-white photographs.
Last fall, the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program awarded us $82,188 to support a Maryland History Day for English Learners Curriculum, featuring a collection of lesson plans and worksheets. We’re in the creation stage of this project, and we recently spoke about it with Lia Atanat, our Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Coordinator.
March 31, 2022
A headshot of a Lindsey Baker. She is a white woman with brown, curly hair past her shoulders. She wears a royal blue blouse with a V-neck and small dangly earrings. She is inside a building with brick background.
Our Executive Director, Lindsey Baker, writes about her time starting out as our Executive Director, when we were all remote, getting to know people invested the organization, and how we've incorporated that into our programming.
March 15, 2022Lindsey Baker
A professional headshot of Saima Sitwat, a Pakistani American woman. She has shoulder-length black hair and hazel eyes. She wears a green shirt with pink and yellow flowers on it. Her arms are crossed.
Saima Sitwat, author of "American Muslim: An Immigrant’s Journey," sits on our Board of Directors. She has curated a panel called “Becoming American” for CityLit Festival: Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities serves as one of the festival’s partners this year. The panel consists of Maryland women who’ve immigrated to America. We spoke to her about the event, her experience writing as an immigrant, and more.
February 22, 2022Sarah Weissman
A collage of three book covers: “Aftershocks: A Memoir” by Nadia Owusu; “What’s Mine and Yours: A Novel” by Naima Coster; and "Clap When You Land" by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Eden Etzel, our Program Assistant for Maryland Center for the Book, delves into our top three contenders for One Maryland One Book 2022. This year's theme is "New Beginnings."
February 3, 2022Eden Etzel
A collage of the following ten books divided into two rows: “The Office of Historical Corrections” by Danielle Evans, “Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo, “Dominicana” by Angie Cruz, “What’s Mine and Yours” by Naima Coster, “There There” by Tommy Orange, “Mary Jane” by Jessica Anya Blau, “All You Can Ever Know” by Nicole Chung, “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” by Gabriel Bump, “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez, and “Aftershocks” by Nadia Owusu.
We announce our top ten contenders for One Maryland One Book 2022! The theme this year is "New Beginnings."
January 7, 2022Eden Etzel
A screenshot from a Zoom webinar with Lindsey Baker top right, a White woman in a red blouse; Tonya Aikens, top left, a Black woman in a brown blazer; and Alicia MccLeod, bottom, a Black woman in a coral shirt.
Executive Director Lindsey Baker checks in about Maryland Humanities' tangible steps and work towards operationalizing racial equity.
January 4, 2022Lindsey Baker
Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational nonprofit organization that creates and supports bold experiences that explore and elevate our shared stories to connect people, enhance lives, and enrich communities.
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