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

Shelter Book Cover

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


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

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


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

tranformation exhibition on the Quad

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 […]

Exhibit Opening: “Community Archives: Preserving Black Baltimore”

women around a table at a meeting

View the rich histories that lie within non-traditional archives in Black Baltimore in this exhibition on the Milton S. Eisenhower library’s main level. Curated by staff of our JHU-UB Community […]

“Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore”, Book Launch Party celebrating Professor Lawrence P. Jackson


April 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm A book reading, signing, and meet & greet celebrating Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence P. Jackson’s latest manuscript, Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore (Greywolf, 344 p.). Shelter is a […]

Man Behind the Mask

D Watkins

A new card game developed by alum and author D. Watkins as part of Billie Holiday Center for Liberation Arts residency challenges men to explore their emotions.

Ritual of Remembrance

About fifty commemorators convened in a prayerful mood in the courtyard of the Carroll Mansion on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University in the early afternoon of January 22, […]

A Tribute to Homewood’s History

The Ritual of Remembrance held Friday aimed to recognize and honor the legacies of those who were enslaved on the property that now makes up the Homewood campus of Johns […]