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May 2021
Monthly news from the Billie Holiday Project
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What's New at BHPLA?

BHPLA calls for applicants for "Community Archives Fellows" Program
The Billie Holiday Project is excited to announce that we are actively recruiting our first cohort of Community Archives Program Fellows! This joint program between JHU and UB will support current efforts of Black community archivists, working to strengthen the visibility and efficacy of community archives and heritage activities. Learn more about this
program and download the application here.

Hard Histories Book Talks with Lawrence Jackson
Billie Holiday Director Lawrence Jackson recently took part in a discussion with Hard Histories at Hopkins.The event centered around Jackson's work on Frederick Douglass in Baltimore. The discussion also addressed issues of race and racism in the city. Watch the discussion

Billie Holiday's Juneteenth Celebration
June 18th: Stay tuned for more information regarding our Juneteenth Celebration at the Homewood campus.

Africana Collections and Cultural Program in Baltimore: Symposium II
June 3rd - 4th: Join the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Sheridan Libraries for a two-day virtual symposium focusing on the collecting efforts, current collections, and needs of Baltimore City's key institutions devoted to the preservation of Black culture. Fo
r more information email or register here.

2021 Donald Bentley Memorial Lecture
Did you miss the conversation with Baltimore native D. Watkins and BHPLA Director Lawrence P. Jackson at Hopkins at Home? The recording will soon be available

BHPLA around town: Our Spring 2021 Artist-in-Residence Noah Silas is in active production on his original film Blessed are the Charmed, an imaginative documentary-drama tracing the lives of six Baltimore-based, African American artists of the past and present. The above video is a sneak peek of the rehearsals in progress for the film.
Upcoming Black Humanities Events at JHU
How Bibliotherapy can help us Process Challenging Emotions.
May 12th - May 26th, 6pm: A collaboration with Hopkins at Home, One Book Baltimore, and the International Arts and Mind Lab, these sessions will explore the One Book Baltimore project, designed to create dialogue on important community issues. Join D. Watkins, Tasha Golden, Susan Magsamen, LaTrisha Milton, and Stacey Can Horn to discuss the book, We Speak for Ourselves.

Vision Chats: The Future of Baltimore
May 20th, 12pm: Join Brandon Scott, mayor of the city of Baltimore, and Farouk Dey, vice provost at Johns Hopkins University, for a thought-provoking conversation about the reforms and policies necessary to build the future of our beautiful Baltimore.
Events Around Town and Online
FSK from Home - Eubie Blake: A Conversation about Rags, Rhythm, and Race
May 6th: Join one of BHPLA's community partners, Eubie Blake in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the center's 1921 musical Shuffle Along. Co-authors and Grammy Award Winners Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom will discuss their discoveries about Eubie's impact on American culture, the racial roadblocks, and how his Baltimore roots shaped his identity. More info here.

Writers LIVE! Morgan Jerkins and her work Caul Baby
May 7th, 7pm: Join Morgan Jerkins in a conversation with Teri Henderson about her journey as a writer and the release of her newest work, Caul Baby. The program from the Enoch Pratt Free Library will host Jerkins, a Forbes 30 Under 30 leader in media, in conjuncture with the CityLit Project. Register here.

This Crown Is Mine: A Journey Through Black Hair
May 22nd, 7pm: Two Strikes Collective presents twelve original performance art pieces by Black women. Each are five minutes long focusing on the journey through Black hair. Find more about this event here.

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