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Baltimore is the focus of a series of talks on Black History, presented by historian Willa Banks, formerly Director of Education and Curatorial Affairs at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. This series, sponsored by the Multicultural Committee, takes place in the Broadmead Auditorium on Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
February 12, 2020 looks at pioneers of education. The Oblate Sisters of Providence, founded in Baltimore in 1829 as the first order of African American nuns, opened a school for girls of color.
February 19, 2020 examines the Reconstruction era in Baltimore. Facing struggles similar to those in the Deep South, African Americans in Maryland countered efforts to limit their freedom.
February 26, 2020 covers notable African Americans from Benjamin Banneker to Frederick Douglass. From the Colonial era to the decade before the Civil War, there were little known efforts and unlikely partnerships formed to bring about change, freed, and equality.