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Symposium II: Africana Collections and Cultural Programs in Baltimore

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June 3 – 4, 2021, Online: The Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University will host a two-day symposium to define the collections, collecting efforts, and needs of Baltimore City’s key institutions devoted to the preservation of black culture. Click here for program and registration information.

D. Watkins Writes Baltimore

Author, editor, East Baltimore native, and Johns Hopkins School of Education alum D. Watkins talks about his evolution as a writer, learning to interview celebrities, and why he’s probably not cool enough to get a shoe deal. This is a preview of his talk at tomorrow’s Donald Bentley Memorial Lecture.

D. Watkins to speak at inaugural Donald Bentley Memorial Lecture

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This year’s inaugural speaker, Baltimore native D. Watkins, is a celebrated author, social critic and editor-at-large at Salon. His speech will center on “Writing Baltimore: A Personal Journey of Lived Experience and Narrative Control.” Lawrence P. Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director of the Billie Holiday Project, will host a conversation with D. Watkins following […]