The first Ritual of Remembrance, co-organized by RIC Postdoctoral Fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones and Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts Community Arts Fellow Jeneanne Collins, received excellent media coverage, linked below.
This community gathering on January 21st highlighted new research findings about the enslaved people who lived on the site of the Homewood campus and honored the legacy of Black labor in building the institutions of today. It featured remarks by Billie Holiday Project associate director Kali-Ahset Amen and Blanks Jones, music by Urban Foli, traditional dance, libations to remember ancestors, and a performance by first-year JHU student Yasmine Bolden.
Please check out the coverage:
- January 2022, WBAL-TV 11 News: Ritual of Remembrance Honors Black History, Culture
- January 2022, On the Record, WYPR: Shining Light on Enslavers in Congress and Honoring Those Held in Bondage
- January 2022, JHU Hub: A Tribute to Homewood’s History
- January 2022, JHU Hub: Honoring the Humanity of Enslaved People at Homewood
All photos above by Will Kirk