Collage of four images, left to right: two people talking with BHCLA Director Lawrence Jackson, people dancing on stage at the "Rent Party" event at the Baltimore Museum of Art; a promotional poster for 2024 Jazz in the Square; and a side view of audience watching.

The Billie Holiday Center for the Liberation Arts (BHCLA) is an initiative designed to foster organic links between Johns Hopkins University and the historic African American communities of Baltimore, celebrating the strengths and amazing potential of both.

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BHCLA launches year of programming with evening of culture

The Billie Holiday Center for Liberation Arts (BHCLA) at Johns Hopkins University set the stage for an extraordinary year of programming with a vibrant celebration of Black culture at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center on Jan....

The Fifth Annual Billie Holiday Jazz at Lafayette Square

The Billie Holiday Center for Liberation Arts, and founding director Lawrence Jackson, hosted the fifth annual Billie Holiday Jazz at Lafayette Square this September 9, 2023. The event is a musical celebration of […]