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Seen & Heard: Maryland’s Civil Rights Era in Photographs and Oral Histories
MdHS will celebrate the Paul Henderson Photograph Collection and the McKeldin-Jackson Oral History Project on the evening of February 23 with a panel discussion and small accompanying exhibition. The esteemed panelists will discuss their personal experiences and expertise as they relate to the collections and the greater picture of the civil rights struggle in Maryland. Photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera will be on display for guests to view before and after the panel discussion, adding a visual element to an evening of audio recordings and recollections from the panel.
Larry Gibson, Professor of Law at University of Maryland, is also on the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Trust, Commissioner for Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation and Chairman of the Commission to Coordinate the Study, Commemoration, and Impact of the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland.
Dr. Helena Hicksparticipated in the Read’s Drugstore sit-ins in downtown Baltimore in 1955, is a MorganState graduate and Commissioner on the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.
Dr. Barry Lanman is the Director of the Martha Ross Center for Oral History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He conducted some of the interviews in the McKeldin-Jackson Oral History Project.
Dr. Michelle Scott, also from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is an Associate Professor who specializes in the study of race and ethnicity in the American experience with emphasis on African American history, black musical culture, and women’s studies.
William F. Zorzi was a reporter and editor at The Sun of Baltimore for nearly twenty years, writer for the last three seasons of “The Wire” television program on HBO, and is currently at work with partner David Simon on a book about the rise of the drug culture in Baltimore, using Pennsylvania Avenue and its habitues as the vehicles to tell the story.
The panel will be introduced by Dr. Skipp Sanders, Interim Director for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture and moderated by John Gartrell, Archivist at the Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center.
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For additional information on the collections being discussed, please visit the following websites.
Paul Henderson Photograph Collection link: http://www.mdhs.org/library/projects-partnerships/henderson-collection
McKeldin-Jackson Oral History Project link: http://www.mdhs.org/library/projects-partnerships/mckeldin-jackson-project
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