Heritage and Inclusivity
How can heritage be a tool for inclusion and acceptance rather than exclusion? Andrew Arvizu of Patapsco Heritage Greenway tells us more: Arvizu is the Heritage Coordinator at the Ellicott City organization.Read the transcript.
February 7, 2020 Andrew Arvizu
African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities
For Black History Month, Charles H. Flowers High School in Prince George’s County hosts a show of its students’ art. Part of the process involved students with disabilities attending museums and interpreting art prior to creating their own. LeAnn Holden-Martin, a Special Education Teacher at the school, tells us more. Read the transcript.
January 31, 2020 LeAnn Holden-Martin
Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City
How can an institution shed light on the fact that its location was a place where enslaved people once worked? St. Mary’s College of Maryland will install a memorial to the enslaved peoples of Southern Maryland. Dr. Julia King, Professor of Anthropology at the college, tells us more about the history of enslaved people in St. Mary’s City and the college’s commemoration. Read the transcript.
January 22, 2020 Dr. Julia King
SEE ALSO: A Performance Inspired by the Peabody Library’s History
One arts organizations is creating a choose-your-own-adventure performance to explore a library’s history. Ursula Marcum, Co-Artistic Director at Submersive Productions, tells us more. Read the transcript.
January 17, 2020 Ursula Marcum
Army and Navy Hospital Ships
Have you ever heard of a floating hospital? Did you know that The Army and Navy have sailed almost 60 hospital ships since the Civil War? Steven Hill, Exhibits Manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, talks about our nation’s history of hospital ships. Read the transcript.
January 8, 2020 Steven Hill
Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts
Montpelier Arts Center will celebrate Black History Month in February with a show called Chronicles of the African American Journey through Fiber Arts. Director Beth Crisman tells us more.Read the transcript.
January 2, 2020 Beth Crisman
A Season of Giving: Dorothy Day and the “Undeserving Poor”
As the end of the year approaches, many of us consider donating to charities and nonprofits. Dr. Heather Miller Reubens —Executive Director of the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies — tells us about Dorothy Day, a religious leader who offered a powerful meditation on giving. Read the transcript.
December 26, 2019 Dr. Heather Miller-Reubens
A work of Elizabeth Catlett's of painting of a Black woman running. She wears a red headscarf, a yellow blouse, and a multi-colored skirt, with purple and pink stripes on top, with bright blue at the bottom.
Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist
Elizabeth Catlett received a Lifetime Achievement Award in contemporary sculpture from the International Sculpture Center in 2003. Decades earlier, Carnegie Institute of Technology revoked her admission when the school learned she was Black. Jackie Copeland, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, tells us more about the groundbreaking artist. Read the transcript.
December 19, 2019 Jackie Copeland
A black and white image of Rissa Miller, a white woman with long curled hair. She is wearing what appears to be an early 1900s-style blouse and long skirt.
Maryland Witches
What led someone to charge an Anne Arundel County woman with witchcraft in the 1700s? Rissa Miller, a tour guide with Maryland History Tours, talks about the history of witchcraft in Maryland. Read the transcript.
December 12, 2019 Rissa Miller
A library patron, a white middle-aged woman with a teal short-sleeved shirt, sits with her braille book and her service dog, which looks like a retriever. John Owen, a white man wtih gray hair and glasses, wearing a purple button-down shirt and khakis, sits next to her and smiles for the camera.
Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
Did you know that 21% of adults in Maryland have reported that they have a disability? John Owen is the Director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. He tells us how blind and low-vision people access books and computers in the digital age. Read the transcript.
December 6, 2019 John Owen
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