Humanities Connection
African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities

African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities

January 31, 2020

For Black History Month, Charles H. Flowers High School in Prince George’s County hosts a show of its students’ art. Part of the process involved students with disabilities attending museums and interpreting art prior to creating their own. LeAnn Holden-Martin, a Special Education Teacher at the school, tells us more.

Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City

Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City

January 22, 2020

How can an institution shed light on the fact that its location was a place where enslaved people once worked? St. Mary’s College of Maryland will install a memorial to the enslaved peoples of Southern Maryland. Dr. Julia King, Professor of Anthropology at the college, tells us more about the history of enslaved people in St. Mary’s City and the college’s commemoration.

SEE ALSO: A Performance Inspired by the Peabody Library’s History

SEE ALSO: A Performance Inspired by the Peabody Library’s History

January 17, 2020

One arts organization is creating a choose-your-own-adventure performance to explore a library’s history. Ursula Marcum, Co-Artistic Director at Submersive Productions, tells us more.

Army and Navy Hospital Ships

Army and Navy Hospital Ships

January 8, 2020

Have you ever heard of a floating hospital? Did you know that The Army and Navy have sailed almost 60 hospital ships since the Civil War? Steven Hill, Exhibits Manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, talks about our nation’s history of hospital ships.

Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts

Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts

January 2, 2020

 Montpelier Arts Center will celebrate Black History Month in February with a show called Chronicles of the African American Journey through Fiber Arts. Director Beth Crisman tells us more.

A Season of Giving: Dorothy Day and the “Undeserving Poor”

A Season of Giving: Dorothy Day and the “Undeserving Poor”

December 26, 2019

As the end of the year approaches, many of us consider donating to charities and nonprofits. Dr. Heather Miller-Reubens — Executive Director of the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies — tells us about Dorothy Day, a religious leader who offered a powerful meditation on giving.

Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist

Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist

December 19, 2019

Elizabeth Catlett received a Lifetime Achievement Award in contemporary sculpture from the International Sculpture Center in 2003. Decades earlier, Carnegie Institute of Technology revoked her admission when the school learned she was Black. Jackie Copeland, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, tells us more about the groundbreaking artist.

Maryland Witches

Maryland Witches

December 12, 2019

What led someone to charge an Anne Arundel County woman with witchcraft in the 1700s? Rissa Miller, a tour guide with Maryland History Tours, talks about the history of witchcraft in Maryland.

The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

December 6, 2019

Did you know that 21% of adults in Maryland have reported that they have a disability? John Owen is the Director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. He tells us how blind and low-vision people access books and computers in the digital age.

Tracing Maryland’s History Through Food

Tracing Maryland’s History Through Food

November 26, 2019

Kara Harris has spent eight years researching Maryland culinary history. She travels the state and sometimes the country to research cookbooks written more than 100 years ago. For years ago, she turned her hobby into a blog, Old Line Plate. Harris tells us more about what cookbooks can tell us about our state’s history.