Dr. Angela Hooks edited a recently published anthology entitled Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America. Her essay “Bringing the Diary into the Classroom” has been published in Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed publication. Hooks writes about her passion for the diary and its value in scholarship, specifically as a way to expand scholarship about people a part of groups who have been historically marginalized.
February 24, 2020Angela Hooks, Ph.D.
Book covers for the #1MD1BK 2020 Top 3. WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan is a light yellow cover and has a floating boat connected to an air balloon with leaves around the border. MONDAY'S NOT COMING by Tiffany D. Jackson is a red cover with a Black girl crouching. THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See is bright blue with 2 Korean women smiling, surrounded by sea plant life.
We delve into our top three contenders for One Maryland One Book 2020!
February 10, 2020Eden Etzel, Maryland Humanities
We announce our top ten contenders for One Maryland One Book 2020! The theme this year is "Friendship."
January 10, 2020Eden Etzel, Maryland Humanities
August Chissell in an old black-and-white photograph of her head and shoulders. She is a lighter-skinned Black woman with dark black hair. She smiles and looks to be wearing a cardigan. Due to the picture's age, it looks more light brown and black, than black and white.
Eleven highway markers are being erected to highlight Maryland women, events, and landmarks involved in the suffrage movement. Jean Thompson is a volunteer writer with the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center: she works on the project documenting local suffragists. Thompson writes about the highway markers and highlights Black women suffragists in Baltimore who organized their own suffrage campaign due to racism within the suffrage movement led by white women.
November 19, 2019Jean Thompson
A painted book cover of "Abigail and John" in white font, with blue skiy and the White House in the background. John and Abigail Adams are painted in the foreground, both with brown hair, he in a gray coat and pants and her in a gray long coat and purple dress.
We recently spoke with Maryland author David Bruce Smith, who has just published ABIGAIL & JOHN, a children’s book about President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams. Smith’s mother, Clarice Smith, was the illustrator. David Bruce Smith also co-founded the Grateful American Book Prize with Bruce Cole, which recognizes excellence in non-fiction and historical fiction for seventh to ninth graders. He spoke with us about the importance of telling stories like John and Abigail’s and how to make those stories appealing to young readers.
November 4, 2019
Stevenson University School of Design hosts Times of Perception, a multimedia exhibition that reflects on the experience of Japanese Internment, the Muslim Ban and the treatment of Muslims after the War on Terror. Exhibit Curator Liz Faust discusses talks about the exhibition.
October 23, 2019Liz Faust
Bill Peak: a white man with white hair and a white mustache, with thick, tortoise-shell glasses.
Bill Peak reviews WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE: A STORY OF CRISIS, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CITY by Mona Hanna-Attish for The Star Democrat. The book is our 2019 One Maryland One Book selection.
October 15, 2019Bill Peak
Natalie Elder is the Curator of Cultural Properties at the Chesney Medical Archives for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. She shares her knowledge of health idioms that originated at sea.
August 30, 2019Natalie Elder
Students involved in Veterans Oral History Project — a partnership between Southern High School in Anne Arundel County and Maryland Humanities — conduct oral history interviews with war veterans. Prior to the interviews, they receive training from Dr. Barry Lanman of the Martha Ross Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Transcripts and video of the interviews are housed at the Maryland State Archives. Kyle E. Chaney has participated twice in the Veterans Oral History Project and has helped students new to the program with their projects. He shares his experience here.
August 14, 2019Kyle E. Chaney
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