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Get to know our new Executive Director, Lindsey Baker, in this Q&A.
August 3, 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 Arthuretta Holmes Martin, who portrays SNCC organizer Fannie Lou Hamer.
July 24, 2020Sarah Weissman, Maryland Humanities
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 Sherrie Tolliver, who portrays NAACP co-founder Mary Church Terrell.
July 15, 2020Sarah Weissman, Maryland Humanities
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, 2020Sarah Weissman, Maryland Humanities
Jung as Brent
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, 2020Sarah Weissman, Maryland Humanities
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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, 2020Sarah Mason
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, 2020Pat Williamsen
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