This July, our Chautauqua living history series goes virtual as Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We spoke with Liz Cannon and Joanna Guy, who portray suffragist and ERA author Alice Paul at different stages in her life.
July 8, 2020
This July, our Chautauqua living history series goes virtual as Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We spoke with Mary Ann Jung, the actor-scholar who plays Margaret Brent, the first woman in Colonial America to request to vote
July 1, 2020
We state unequivocally: Black lives matter.
June 9, 2020
Sarah Mason teaches at Bennett Middle School in Wicomico County: this year, she was honored as our nominee for National History Day's Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Our Maryland History Day program is an affiliate of National History Day: each of the 58 National History Day affiliates may nominate one middle school teacher for the Behring Award. Mason writes about her experience as a Maryland History Day teacher and the opportunities provided to her students.
April 27, 2020
Pat Williamsen is Executive Director of Ohio Humanities, one of 56 state-based partners of the National Endowment for the Humanities that also includes Maryland Humanities. We are sharing her message about the CARES Act, shared with permission.
April 14, 2020
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, 2020
We delve into our top three contenders for One Maryland One Book 2020!
February 10, 2020
We announce our top ten contenders for One Maryland One Book 2020! The theme this year is "Friendship."
January 10, 2020
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, 2019
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