As an eighth-grader last spring, Addie Skillman won first place in the junior individual performance category at Maryland History Day for her project “Loving v. Virginia: The Stepping Stone for Equality in America.” Addie then advanced to the National History Day contest in College Park where she won the top prize—the Gold Medal—for her junior individual performance. Currently a ninth-grader at Howard High, Addie tells us how her participation in the program changed her life.
How have Día de Los Muertos observances changed over the past 3,000 years? Yesenia Mejia, part of a group called Artesanas Mexicanas and Artesanas Mexicanas Coordinator at the Creative Alliance, tells us more and talks about the value she finds in observing the holiday today in Baltimore.
In the play Here We Are, Amelia Earhart wakes up in the underworld. Playwright Jen Diamond weaves intertwines her own imaginings with biographical information about the aviator. Interrobang Theatre Company produces the play: Artistic Director Katie Hileman tells us more.
The Smithsonian Institution makes a stop in Calvert County with H2O Today, now at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. This Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition explores the beauty and essential nature of water and the diversity and challenges of our global water sources. Rachelle Green, Acting Director at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, tells us more.
What is “rememory?” How can exploring collective memory help people heal from traumatic history and offer hope? Durryle Brooks is the Executive Director at the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore. He tells us more.
We do want to add a Content Note for trauma and violence involving racism, homophobia, and transphobia in this segment.
How is Outward Bound using the humanities in its outdoor programming to enhance young people’s reflection, leadership skills, and more? Kelly Reynolds, Instructional Designer at Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound, talks about the organization’s Character Curriculum.
In the 1800s, Enoch Pratt said Baltimore needed “...a free circulating public library, open to all citizens regardless of property or color.” How is the Enoch Pratt Free Library continuing Pratt’s legacy with renovations to the Central Library? Meghan McCorkell, the library’s Marketing & Communications Director, tells us more.
How can poetry and journalism help high school students rediscover their neighborhoods? Writers in Baltimore Schools developed a new program for students called “Neighborhoods, News: A Poetic Archiving of Baltimore.” Patrice Hutton, Executive Director at Writers in Baltimore Schools, tells us more.