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
A headshot of Liz Cannon, a smiling white woman with cropped brown hair, from the shoulders up. Liz wears an eggplant-colored shirt with a scoop neck and small gold earrings. She is in front of a sandy-colored brick background.
Elizabeth (Liz) Cannon resides in Frederick and works as a content management consultant. She served on the Board of Directors of Maryland Humanities from 2010-2019: she has donated to the organization since 2009. Cannon judged the Maryland History Day competition at both the local and state level for many years, and performed in the organization’s final year of its living history program, Chautauqua. She talked about the importance of the humanities.
October 29, 2021
An image of a hand in a medical glove holding a clear vial marked "Vaccine COVID-19." Under the vaccine's name, the bottle says "Injection only." The label is white except the word "Vaccine" is on a small, black highlighted portion in white. The rest of the font is black.
Dr. Romuladus E. Azuine is the Executive Director of the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc., (GHEP) in Riverdale. GHEP works organization to increase awareness and education on the importance of humanities in public health. He writes about the relationship between the humanities and vaccine equity.
October 19, 2021Romuladus E. Azuine
The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University currently hosts Voices and Votes: Democracy in America. Creating their companion exhibit, Democracy in Delmarva, allowed the staff at the Nabb Center to explore their Nutters Election House collection, Wicomico County’s last surviving election house. Melinda McPeek, Nabb Center’s Curator of Exhibits and Engagement, writes about the process here.
September 9, 2021Melinda McPeek
On Saturday, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America—our current Museum on Main Street Tour of Maryland—arrived at The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. Each Voices and Votes host creates a local exhibit to complement the Smithsonian Institution exhibition. The Nabb Center presents Voices and Votes: Democracy on Delmarva, which explores expressions of democracy and highlights stories of rebellion, resistance, and perseverance that have shaped Delmarva’s past and present.  Melinda McPeek, the Nabb Center’s Curator of Exhibits and Engagement, gives us some behind the scenes info on the companion exhibit.
August 18, 2021Melinda McPeek
A compilation of 2 photos: on the left is Bill Peak, a white man with thick tortoise-shell classes, white hair, and a white mustache. We see him from a little below the shoulders upwards: he wears a navy sweater, white collared shirt, and a turquoise tie. THe next picture is the book cover of "The Book of Delights: Essays" by Ross Gay." The cover is white, has a blue-gray branch with leaves, and a small magenta flower. The title and author is are in black font. A blurb is in magenta font.
Bill Peak is the Communications Manager and all-encompassing “Library Guy” at the Talbot County Free Library on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He is the author of the novel The Oblate’s Confession (2014). Bill writes a monthly article for The Star-Democrat about working at the Talbot County Free Library. Here, he reviews The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay, our 2021 One Maryland One Book selection.
August 4, 2021Bill Peak
A combined photo of two photos. On the left, stands a white woman with dirty blonde hair in a long-sleeved pale pink shirt. On the right, is a Black man with glasses and a blue polo shirt in front of a blue wall.
Kenneth Childs III of Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School and Lynn Rashid of Marriotts Ridge High School were named this year's Maryland History Day Middle and High School Teacher of the Year, respectively. Maryland History Day  also nominates these teachers for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, facilitated by National History Day: results will be announced at the awards ceremony is this weekend.  Childs and Rashid discuss the Maryland History Day program.
June 17, 2021Sarah Weissman, Maryland Humanities
Jennifer E. Cupp is a multipronged supporter of Maryland Humanities. The seven-time Maryland History Day volunteer has also been a donor since 2015. A Training Consultant with the Veteran Benefits Administration (part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), Jennifer spoke to us about what makes our organization unique and the importance of the humanities.
May 6, 2021
Yelizaveta L Zakharova, a white woman with layered brown hair, stands in a library to the left of an exhibit case. She wears a patterned purple shirt and black slacks. Next to her, an exhibit case displays pictures and documents of and about John H. Bambacus.
Our Museum on Main Street tour of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America has launched: the tour kicked off Allegany Museum! For Museum on Main Street, a Smithsonian exhibition tours the state. Local host venues and their partners present companion exhibits and programs: this year, these exhibits explore our democracy, examine our civic responsibility, and reflect on how we lift voices in our communities. Frostburg State University, one of Allegany Museum’s partners, created an exhibit that features memorabilia and Western Maryland people in public service. We spoke to Yelizaveta L Zakharova, Librarian at Frostburg’s Lewis J. Ort Library, about the companion exhibit and her experience.
April 22, 2021Yelizaveta L Zakharova
An image of of Dr. Romuladus E. Azuine, a Black man. We see his head and the upper portion of his torso. He wears a Black suit jacket, a white button down shirt, and a tie with navy blue, purple, and light gray stripes. The background is off-white.
Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP) is a recipient of one of Maryland Humanities’ Voices and Votes Electoral Engagement Project  Grants. The organization will use the grant to host a a one-day virtual voter education and community conversation titled “U.S. Elections 101." This workshop will educate participants on key aspects of U.S. elections, including the Electoral College, rules for voter eligibility, resources for voter registrations, and the differences between the U.S. electoral system and systems in other parts of the world. The event is geared toward Black citizens and immigrant groups, though all are welcome. We spoke to Romuladus Arzuine, GHEP’s Founder and Executive Director.
March 24, 2021