Baltimore Africana Archives Initiative
The Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Sheridan Libraries is growing a collection of African American primary sources with a special emphasis on local history and culture that stands unprecedented in Maryland. In collaboration with donors, we are developing collections that illuminate the region’s arts, politics, and history. The Baltimore Africana Archives Initiative is only the first phase of this ambitious historic preservation plan.
Public Arts Program
The goal of the Public Arts Program is to share the abundance of intellectual human resources at the Homewood campus with historically racially segregated portions of Baltimore City. The program has several components, from lectures, exhibitions and artist residencies, to publishing and performance events.
The Helena Hicks Speaker Series at Baltimore’s Historic African American Churches is a public program partnership of the Billie Holiday Project and several faith communities in West Baltimore. The bi-monthly speaker series endeavors to bridge the intellectual life of Johns Hopkins University with historic Baltimore neighborhoods and cultural institutions.
Hopkins Pathway Program
The Hopkins Pathways Program is a joint initiative of the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Office of College and Career Readiness at Baltimore City Public Schools. The program aims to share the abundance of resources at the Homewood campus with public secondary institutions by taking Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students to host sites to deliver high-intellectual content lectures.