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Helena Hicks Speakers Series | Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 3-4:30 p.m.

Nathan Connolly

Featured Speaker for the month of October: N.D.B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University. About the Lecture: “A Time of Scorching Irony: Black Wisdom for our […]

Helena Hicks Speakers Series | Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 | 3-4:30 p.m.

robbie shilliam

Featured Speaker for the month of September: Robbie Shilliam, Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University. About the Lecture: “Thinking Through Fascism Today by Looking to the Past: From Mussolini’s […]


Billie Holiday flyer

Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 2PM-6PM | Lafayette Square Park, Corner of W Lafayette and N Arlington, Baltimore, MD FREE Concert in the Park! Performances by:Nasar Abadey(Artistic Director/ Percussion)Sheila Ford […]

Date Announced for First Annual Billie Holiday Jazz Concert in Baltimore

Save the date! The first annual Billie Holiday Jazz Concert will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 2 – 6 p.m. in Lafayette Square.

Juniors’ Luncheon and Lecture for Top Baltimore City Students at the Peabody Library

George Peabody Library

On May 13 at noon, the Billie Holiday Project will host a luncheon at the George Peabody Library, honoring some of Baltimore City’s most promising young scholars.

Helena Hicks Lecture at St. James on the Square

The Billie Holiday Project is pleased to kick-off the first in a series of community-engaged lectures at historic African American churches in West Baltimore. The first Helena Hicks lecture will be held at 1 p.m. on April 28 at St. James Episcopal Church.

BHPLA Director Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

April 10, 2019 – BHPLA Director Lawrence Jackson has been named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of General Nonfiction. The Guggenheim Fellowship will support Jackson’s development of a […]

Billie Holiday Celebration at Motor House

April 6, 2019 – 7:00pm, Motor House Lawrence Jackson presented a public lecture at Motor House in conjunction with several events celebrating the life and music of jazz singer Billie Holiday. […]

Mapping Frederick Douglass and Maryland, From the Hackerman Map Collection

January 10, 2019 – 6:00pm, The George Peabody Library Join Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson as he chronicles the time Frederick Douglass spent in Maryland, before making his escape north. […]

Chicago Humanities Festival: Baltimore’s Billie Holiday–A Life in Maps

November 2, 2018 6pm 500 N. Dearborn Suite 825 Lawrence Jackson—a writer, historian, and Johns Hopkins professor who specializes in recasting the study of modern African-American literature and culture—has a […]