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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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A Space for Reflection and Celebration

A Space for Reflection and Celebration

Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore community commemorated Juneteenth with an event on the Beach featuring music, dance, and spoken word performances. The celebration was hosted by the Billie Holiday Center […]

Opportunity to support students at Loyola Blakefield

The Nathaniel Jackson, Jr. Memorial Book Fund¬†will provide vouchers to Loyola Blakefield students of color with financial needs from Baltimore City for academic textbooks and electronic files. Fees for textbooks […]