Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore
We are excited about the forthcoming release of Lawrence Jackson's new book, "Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore" (coming soon from Greywolf). The Baltimore Sun mentions Jackson's book among the list of "New Book Releases with Baltimore ties that actually make us look forward to 2022". Be sure to see the full list of must reads, and Shelter book details here.
A Warm Welcome for Jazmine Biggs
The Billie Holiday Center extends a warm welcome to new Senior Program Coordinator, Jazmine Biggs. Biggs, a Stevenson University graduate, is excited to dive into work that connects JHU scholars and students to home-grown Baltimore communities. She is especially passionate about promoting research and programs that can help educate people about the City's rich history and arts heritage.
Engaging Cherry Hill Youth at Greenmount West Community Center
BHCLA Elder-in-Residence Charles Dugger has created a new series of outreach programs with local youth. BHCLA Community Arts Fellow Jeneanne Collins has been working closely with Dugger on the afterschool program and remarks that the program's success lies in Elder Dugger's ability to show up, nurture, and lead by example. As an educator and scholar, Dugger's work inspires the children to cultivate strong character, live passionately, and rely on Black history as a lifelong source of inspiration.
BHCLA co-hosts Ritual of Remembrance
On Friday, January 21st at 1:00pm, join us on the grounds of the Homewood Museum for a secular ritual honoring the Black men, women and children who were enslaved on the estates that now house the Johns Hopkins campus. The ritual of remembrance will include a libation ceremony, historical reenactment, calling of ancestral names, and the installation of a public art memorial. See the full details here.
TAKE NOTE! Fellowship/Assistantship Opportunities for Graduate Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences
We are now recruiting for two graduate assistantships: (1) Johns Hopkins-Morgan State University Graduate Teaching Fellowship for doctoral students interested in contributing to innovative course development using Africana archives and object-based teaching; and (2) Johns Hopkins-HBCU Graduate Assistantships for Programming and Digital Publishing open to MA and PhD students at JHU, Morgan State University, Coppin State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Bowie State University to support symposium planning, oral history compilation, and publishing of the “Baltimore Africana Archives” catalog. Send a letter of interest and C.V. to Professor Kali-Ahset Amen at email@example.com.