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2018-2019 News & Events

Join the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at many events scheduled in 2018. 

Morgan State University Ford-Turpin Award Lecture

Bloomberg Distinguished Research Professor Lawrence Jackson delivers the annual Ford-Turpin Lecture at Morgan State University October 26, 2017

Mapping Frederick Douglass

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The Special Collections Research Center & Digital Diversity Series Present, "Mapping Frederick Douglass," with Lawrence Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of History and English and Jim Gillispie, GIS Librarian and Curator of Maps. Join us 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 in Brody Learning Commons, Macksey Seminar Room 2043.

Author Talks @ the Lewis

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On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m., author Lawrence P. Jackson will discuss his latest book, Chester B. Hines: A Biography, which explores Himes' writings including his Harlem detective series featuring black NYPD detectives: Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson.

A Fighter Fights and a Writer Writes: Encountering Chester B. Himes

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The CAAS Distinguished Alumni Lecture presents Lawrence Jackson, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History, Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Russell House. Lawrence Jackson, who specializes in African American literature and literary history, will speak about his stunningly detailed biography of the famed and controversial writer Chester B. Himes. 

Black Arts Archives Panel

On Friday afternoon, September 29, we hosted the panel “Archiving the Black Arts Movement and Beyond” in Gilman Hall 50, beginning at 4:30pm.  The panel featured Sonia Sanchez, Keith Gilyard, […]