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Helena Hicks Speakers Series: Jessica Marie Johnson

Union Baptist Church @ 1219 Druid Hill Avenue Baltimore

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University Topic: “Black Women in Slavery’s Archive: Silence and Resistance” Description: How did enslaved and free women of African descent navigate bondage in urban settings and across households? This talk by Jessica Marie Johnson explores the varied strategies women of African descent used to […]

Helena Hicks Speakers Series: Lawrence P. Jackson

Union Baptist Church @ 1219 Druid Hill Avenue Baltimore

Speaker: Dr. Lawrence P. Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of History and English, Johns Hopkins University Topic: “Frederick Douglass’ Early Years in Baltimore” Description: This presentation chronicles the time Frederick Douglass spent in Maryland, before making his escape north. Using interactive maps, Professor Jackson recounts Douglass’ formative years; from his life as a slave on Eastern Shore plantations, to the streets […]

Helena Hicks Speakers Series: Sasha White

Union Baptist Church @ 1219 Druid Hill Avenue Baltimore

Speaker: Dr. Sasha White, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University Topic: “Race and Medicine, the Legacies of Slavery” Description: How do we think about the racial history of the United Staes in relation to present-day healthcare issues? We know that African-Americans suffer some of the most significant health disparities in the nation but how […]