View this email in your browser
June 2021
Monthly news from the Billie Holiday Project
Celebrating Juneteenth!!
Juneteenth is the annual observance also known as Emancipation Day. It recognizes freedom finally arriving for enslaved African Americans in Galveston, TX nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
What's New at BHPLA?

This Friday! Juneteenth at Homewood: Freedom and the Liberation Arts
June 18th, 12pm: Join the Billie Holiday Project and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Office of the Dean, in partnership with Homewood Museum, for a livestreamed performance based on the writings of Black Baltimoreans who were at the forefront of the 19th century Abolition movement. Performers include Lady Brion, Herman Burney, Charles Duggar, Charles Watson, Rev. Alvin Hathaway, Diane Macklin, Shawntay Stocks, and BHPLA Artist-in-Residence Noah Silas.
Register for the event today!

Brown Lecture Series: Author Conversation with Lawrence Jackson
June 23rd, 7pm: Join Billie Holiday Project Director Lawrence Jackson for a conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winner, about her new book,
On Juneteenth. Register for the free event by the Enoch Pratt Free Library in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

Getting to Know Noah Silas

Listen to BHPLA's Get to Know You Series, where you get to meet the members of the Billie Holiday Project and learn about who they are and what they do. Meet Actor, Director, Producer, and BHPLA's 2021 Artist in Residence, Noah Silas.

Africana Collections and Cultural Program in Baltimore: Symposium II
BHPLA and the Sheridan Libraries hosted a successful two-day symposium on June 3-4, convening keepers of African American culture in Greater Baltimore. Thanks to all who participated and to our stellar keynote speaker Andrea Jackson Gavin of the Atlanta University Center Library!

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
The Indispensable Role of Blacks Induction Ceremony
June 17th, 12pm: Join the Black Faculty and Staff Association as they celebrate the 2021 inductees to the Indispensable Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins exhibit. This online event can be accessed through Zoom.

Johns Hopkins Black Faculty and Staff Association Celebrate Juneteenth
June 17th, 4pm: Don't miss out on the celebration of Juneteenth with the Johns Hopkins Black Faculty and Staff Association. Register for this free online event.
Events Around Town and Online
Journey to Freedom: Juneteenth Virtual Museum Tour
June 17th, 7pm: The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture will host a virtual celebration focusing on the journey of Harriet Tubman. The guided virtual journey is put together in partnership with the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center. Register for the event.

Historic Markers to be dedicated on Juneteenth in Canton
June 19th, 11am: Join the Baltimore National Heritage Area at 2809 Boston Street in Canton, the site of the former depot where Fredrick Bailey - later known as Fredrick Douglass - boarded a train to freedom in the north. Find more detailed information about the event on Facebook.

Stories of Freedom: Juneteenth Celebration
June 19th, 1pm: The Peal and the Griots' Circle of Maryland present a Juneteenth virtual story telling event featuring African American storytellers. 

Eubie Blake Center: Juneteenth Celebration
June 19th, 1pm-10pm: Join BHPLA community partner, the Eubie Blake Center for a Juneteenth Celebration bringing artists across the disciplines together. Specially curated presentations include; poetry, dance, music, art, food trucks, marketplace, and workshops. For more info contact Diamon Fisher or register for the event.

This monthly newsletter was sent on behalf of the
Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts

Johns Hopkins University
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
3400 North Charles Street, Gilman 90A, Baltimore, MD 21218 

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts · Johns Hopkins University · 3400 N. Charles St. Wyman, Gilman 90 · Baltimore, Md 21218 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp