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Anna Deavere Smith speaks to the beauty of Baltimore

In a lecture hosted by Billie Holiday Center, Baltimore-born dramatist Smith described a light that comes from the city and its people, even amidst ongoing societal struggles. Check out the […]

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 […]

Join us this Friday! Juneteenth Celebration at Homewood on June 17th

Coming this Friday: Take a mid-day break from 12 – 2 pm to celebrate Juneteenth with the Billie Holiday Center for Liberation Arts, in partnership with the Krieger School Office […]

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 […]

Anna Deavere Smith highlights the beauty of Baltimore

In a lecture hosted by Billie Holiday Center, Baltimore-born dramatist Smith described a light that comes from the city and its people, even amidst ongoing societal struggles

Lawrence Jackson’s The Washington Post story: “A Black professor in Baltimore, bridging two worlds”

Lawrence Jackson’s The Washington Post story:  “A Black professor in Baltimore, bridging two worlds”

By Michael A. Fletcher Baltimore’s hardscrabble Park Heights neighborhood is maybe five miles from stately Homeland, but when it comes to lived reality it is a world away. The same […]

Save the Date! Juneteenth at Homewood: June 17th

Save the Date! Juneteenth at Homewood: June 17th

Coming this June: Take a mid-day break from 12 – 2pm to celebrate Juneteenth with the Billie Holiday Center for Liberation Arts, in partnership with the Krieger School Office of […]

An Evening to Remember: BHCLA’s 2nd Annual Donald Bentley Distinguished Memorial Lecture

An Evening to Remember: BHCLA’s 2nd Annual Donald Bentley Distinguished Memorial Lecture

Actress, playwright, teacher, and author Anna Deavere Smith headlined our 2022 Donald Bentley Distinguished Memorial Lecture at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Special thanks to our event partners and community co-sponsors: BMA, Beloved […]

Oral History Workshops: Retelling Baltimore History Through Community Narratives

Oral History Workshops: Retelling Baltimore History Through Community Narratives

Workshops facilitated by Johns Hopkins’ Inheritance Baltimore empower city residents to preserve generations of undocumented history. Jamie Crow | May 6th, 2022 Family histories, told through generations and sometimes about […]

Art & Social Justice Community Arts Exhibition

Art & Social Justice Community Arts Exhibition

Students in BHCLA’s “Arts & Social Justice Practicum” held an exhibition on the Main Quad of the JHU Homewood campus, giving passers-by the opportunity to explore the history and legacies […]