Baltimore’s Hard Histories: Conversations, Community, and Change Roundtables

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Virtual event, via Zoom

Baltimore’s Hard Histories continues on Friday, September 8, 2023, with a day of roundtable conversations. In Baltimore, the sum of our work is greater than its parts, and we at Hard Histories at Hopkins hope this gathering will help make that manifest. Through the experiences of hard history practitioners in the city’s schools, museums, cultural institutions, and faith communities, the day’s four roundtables will explore how participants research their institutions’ pasts of racism and discrimination. With new knowledge comes change, and panelists will share the resulting transformations in the narratives they tell, naming and memorialization of their landscapes, changes in how their institutions are led and by whom, and how confrontations with hard histories have reshaped the heart of their missions.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration via Zoom is required.

We are very honored to host the following panelists and moderators:

  • David Armenti (Maryland Center for History and Culture)
  • Monica Kristin Blair (Hopkins Retrospective / Johns Hopkins University)
  • David Carey Jr. (Loyola University Maryland)
  • Ron Cassie (Baltimore Magazine)
  • Eola Lewis Dance (Kinfolkology / The Montpelier Foundation / Howard University)
  • David O. Fakunle (Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Morgan State University)
  • Lori Beth Finkelstein (Homewood Museum / Johns Hopkins University Museums)
  • Jonathan Goldman (B&O Railroad Museum)
  • Elgin Klugh (Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project / Coppin State University)
  • Anna Kresmer (B&O Railroad Museum)
  • Kenneth J. Lipartito (Florida International University)
  • Lisa Snowden (Baltimore Beat);
  • Theresa Sotto (Walters Art Museum)
  • Lindsay J. Thompson (Mount Clare Museum House / Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University)
  • Jennie K. Williams (Kinfolkology / UVA)
  • Mark Williams (The Baltimore Banner)
  • Savannah Wood (Afro Charities, Inc.)
  • Michelle Diane Wright (Shades of Hilton / Community College of Baltimore County)