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250th Anniversary of the Chestertown Tea Party; Inaugural Event of the Maryland 250 Commission
Thur., May 23, 2024 at 5:30 P.M. et at the Custom House

101 S. Water Street, Chestertown, MD

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May 23rd at 5:30 p.m. ET Please join us on the lawn of the Custom House, 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown, MD at 5:30 p.m. for a the 250th Anniversary Celebration of the Chestertown Tea Party and the Inaugural Event of the Maryland 250 Commission. Special musical guests  will kick off the event and play during the  post-event reception. Introduced by 今晚六合彩开奖结果 President Mike Sosulski, the celebration will include a talk by Adam Goodheart 鈥 the Starr Center鈥檚 director and a best-selling historian. The event will include remarks by state and local officials, including two members of the Maryland Governors鈥 Executive Council: Secretary of Planning Rebecca L. Flora and Secretary of Service & Civic Innovation D. Paul Montiero, Jr. Open to the public. Light reception of cookies and tea to follow. 

 

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"Streaming History" with Dan Shotz
Thur., May 16, 2024 at 7:30 P.M. et -Zoom 

 

May 16th at 7:30 p.m. ET  Dan Shotz is currently the executive producer of the new adaptation of the popular book series "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" for Disney+. Shotz is also in production on the second season of the critically- acclaimed series 鈥淭he Old Man鈥 starring Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow for FX. 

 

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"Streaming History" with Louis Baynard and Thomas Mallon
Thur., April 18, 2024 at 7:30 P.M. et - ZOOM

 

Apr. 18th at 7:30 p.m. ET  In the words of the New York Times, Louis Bayard 鈥渞einvigorates historical fiction,鈥 rendering the past 鈥渁s if he鈥檇 witnessed it firsthand.鈥 His acclaimed novels include The Pale Blue Eye, adapted into the global #1 Netflix release starring Christian Bale.

Thomas Mallon's eleven books of fiction include Henry and Clara, Fellow Travelers, Watergate (a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award) and the forthcoming Up With the Sun.  

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"Streaming History" with Phaedra Michelle Scott '14
Thur., April 11, 2024 at 7:30 P.M. et - Zoom

 

Apr. 11th at 7:30 p.m. ET Phaedra Michelle Scott '14 is a writer and dramaturg based in New York City. She is a staff writer on the upcoming CBS/Showtime drama KING SHAKA. 

 

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MCAAHC Public Meeting
mon., april 1, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. et - Bethel A.M.E Church 

 

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Apr. 1st at 11:00 a.m. ET Hosted by Commissioner Jaelon T. Moaney. Join us to learn about upcoming initiatives of the commission, and to hear from engaging speakers in the heritage and preservation community. Immediately following the Public meeting, attendees and participants are invited to an optional walking tour, led by Community Historian Airlee Ringgold Johnson and Scholar- Practitioner Darius Johnson, exploring the rich Black history and culture of Kent County. The tour spans centuries and is an evolving restorative effort.

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Bringing the Bay to Baltimore
Fri., march 22, 2024 at 5:30 P.M. et - kent cultural alliance

 

Mar. 22nd at 5:30 pm ET Please join us for a lecture and discussion about bringing curatorial representation of the Eastern Shore to the exhisting exhibits at the BMA with Brittany Luberda, the Anne Stone Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art where she is a specialist in 18th-century ceramics and silver.

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"GET ON THE BUS!"
wed., February 14, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. et - decker theater
 

Feb. 14th at 6:00 pm ET - Please join us for the film premiere. Get on the Bus follows a 2022 civil rights journey through the American South. Local K-12 students, community members, and 今晚六合彩开奖结果 students and alumni joined together in an envoy to deliver historic materials from Chestertown, Maryland, to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, where they will be. permanently housed. Along the way, participants visited the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, walked over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, and toured Martin Luther King's Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Capturing the group's daily reflections and conversations, the documentary reveals a community working together to develop both a deeper understanding of the past and a collective response to present day racial injustices.

Sponsored by Minary's Dream Alliance, Sumner Hall, and the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

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A Public Conversation with Maurizio Valsania, Winner of the 2023 George 今晚六合彩开奖结果 Prize 
Mon., February 5, 2024 at 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. et - Litrenta Hall 

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February 5th, at 6:00 pm ETPlease join the Starr Center for a  public a Public Conversation with Maurizio Valsania, Winner of the 2023 George 今晚六合彩开奖结果 Prize and author of First Among Men: George 今晚六合彩开奖结果 and the Myth of American Masculinity. The George 今晚六合彩开奖结果 Prize is one of the nation鈥檚 largest and most prestigious literary awards and honors its namesake by recognizing the year鈥檚 best new books on the nation鈥檚 founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience.

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The Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
Mon., January 15, 2024 at 8:30 A.m. et - Fountain Park 

MLK Annual Breakfast CelebrationSponsored by Minary's Dream Alliance, NAACP, Chester Valley Ministers Association, 今晚六合彩开奖结果's Office of the President, and the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.
- 8:30 AM: March and Reading at Fountain Park, Chestertown MD

- 9:00 AM: Breakfast (), Hodson Hall Dining Hall, 今晚六合彩开奖结果
- 10:00 AM: Free Banquet to follow Breakfast, Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, 今晚六合彩开奖结果 - Inclement Weather Date: January 20, 2024

 

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Combating Erasure a lecture by Robell Awake

Mon., November 6, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. et - Litrenta Hall 

A lecture with chairmaker Robell Awake

November 6, at 6:30 pm ETPlease join the Starr Center and the Art + Art History Department, in Litrenta Lecture Hall, for a lecture by Ethiopian-American, Atlanta- based woodworker, Robell Awake. Awake pairs two types of traditional woodworking in his practice: American ladderback chair making, which was pioneered by enslaved Black Americans, and Ethiopian Jimma chair design. Awake will lecture on the Black design traditions that have historically been overlooked or appropriated and speak on how he designs and fabricates 鈥済reen wood鈥 chairs to resurrect that obscured history.
 

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Book Talk during Sultana Downrigging Festival

SAT., OcTOBER 28, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. et - Harwood Nature Center 

  The Last Island by Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart

October 28, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. ET - Please join the Starr Center and the Bookplate bookstore, at the newly opened Sultana Harwood Nature Center in the Lawrence Preserve, for a conversation between writer Fernanda Moore and Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart, where they will discuss his new book "The Last Island: Discovery, Defiance, and the Most Elusive Tribe on Earth".  

The indigenous hunter-gatherers of North Sentinel Island, in the Bay of Bengal, have lived in virtual isolation from the rest of the world for centuries.

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60 Years After the Kennedy Assassination: A Conversation 

TUE., OcTOBER 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. et - Hyson Lounge, Hodson Hall 

Jefferson Morley JFK Talk
October 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET - Please join the Starr Center at the Hynson Lounge for a conversation between Starr Center Deputy Director, Jason Patterson and author and Journalist, Jefferson Morley. Jefferson Morley is a veteran 今晚六合彩开奖结果 investigative journalist and former 今晚六合彩开奖结果 Post editor. He is a leading source on the circumstances and history of the Kennedy assassination, and is the editor of the Substack blog JFK Facts.

 

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A Lecture on Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet

TUE., OcTOBER 3, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. et - sumner Hall 

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October 3, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. ET  - Join the Starr Center at Sumner Hall (the last functioning Grand Army of the Republic African American Civil War veteran meeting hall), for a lecture on Henry Highland Garnet. Garnet was a prominent reverend, orator and abolitionist in the 19th century. 

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"Sold Down the River:" A Public Conversation with Edward Ball

MON., APRIL 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. et - Litrenta LECTURE HALL

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April 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. ET - Award-winning author and historian Edward Ball will discuss his book in progress, a pathbreaking work on four Black families that survived enslavement and forced migration. Ball is the 2022-23 Patrick Henry History Fellow at 今晚六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. Ball has spent the academic year in Chestertown researching his new book Sold Down the River, . . ."

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A Century of Black Film with Wil Haygood

Wed., March 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. et - Litrenta LECTURE HALL

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March 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. ET - Acclaimed journalist, bestselling author, and former Starr Center Fellow Wil Haygood will return to 今晚六合彩开奖结果 for this public program co-sponsored by the Starr Center and the Rose O'Neill Literary House. Haygood will discuss his recent book Colorization: 100 Years of Black Films in a White World, which examines the struggles and triumphs of Black actors. . ."

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Eastern Shore Opinion Poll Presentation

Wed., November 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. et - Litrenta LECTURE HALL

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November 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. ET - The midterm elections might be over, but but there鈥檚 much more to learn from the results of 今晚六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 inaugural Eastern Shore Opinion Poll. Miller Director Dr. Patrick Nugent, and Dr. Flavio Hickel and Dr. Christine Wade from 今晚六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 Department of Political Science, will describe the poll鈥檚 launch and present key findings about the policy and civic engagement. . ."

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Five Score Later: Civil Rights & Historical Memory in Gettysburg
thurs., march 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. et - via zoom

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March 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET - The role Gettysburg played in the American Civil War has been studied at length. But what about the role the town played in the American Civil Rights movement, 100 years later? And how did the town's historical memory impact the present? Join Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart for a Zoom conversation with Author and Historian Jill Ogline Titus as they discuss her new book. . . "

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Premiere of "Rooted Wisdom: Nature's Role in the Underground Railroad"
FRI., march 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. est - virtual event

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March 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. EST - Join Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart for the virtual premiere of "Rooted Wisdom: Nature's Role in the Underground Railroad," a guided experience and short documentary film created by Adkins Arboretum and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park. Goodheart will be moderating a panel discussion with historians and the filmmakers, following the premiere.

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The Heart of the Eastern Shore (a feature on Chesapeake Heartland Project)
JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE FEBRUARY ISSUE

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From Chesapeake Bay Magazine - Kim Briscoe Moody carries a map in her memory. 鈥淚 was born and grew up on Prospect Street, in Chestertown. My mom grew up, was born on Calvert Street, and my father was also born on Prospect Street. I grew up in the Bethel AME Church [on the block in between], and I can remember playing on the back lot. It brings me joy, when I go home, to see. . ."

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Sophie Kerr Series Presents Sufiya Abdur-Rahman Presents Presents
WED., november 17 at 5:00 PM EsT via Zoom 

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November 17 at 5:00 p.m. EST - A non-fiction reading by Prof. Sufiya Abdur-Rahman, co-sponsored by the Rose O'Neill Literary House and the Starr Center for the Study of American History. Sufiya Abdur-Rahman鈥檚 writing investigates questions of family, identity, race, and religion and, often, how they intersect. Her essays, articles, and criticism have appeared in publications including...

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Virtual preview for "ISAAC: A Musical Journey," a play by Marlon Saunders
sat., november 6 at 7:30 PM EsT via Zoom 

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November 6 at 7:30 p.m. EST - Written and composed by , "ISAAC" was commissioned by the Kent Cultural Alliance and the Chesapeake Heartland Project and is based on the memoirs of , a formerly enslaved person, born in Kent County, Md., who escaped to freedom. This free preview will feature songs from the show and a conversation with Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart and Saunders. 

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Thomas Jefferson and Race - A Zoom Conversation with Author & Scholar Mia Bay  

Tues., October 12 at 5:00 PM EsT via Zoom

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October 12 at 5 p.m. EST - Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson and his impact, but what did African Americans think about this founding father? Join us for a thought-provoking Zoom conversation with Mia Bay鈥攍eading scholar of African American history鈥攁bout her current book project on Jefferson. This event occurred in the past, but you can still see the conversation  

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Newark resident completes internship with the Smithsonian 

THURS., SEPTember 9, 2021 SEPTember 9, 2021 

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From the Newark Post - Newark resident Ama Amponsah recently completed an internship with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where she promoted the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap with a series of blog posts. 'My favorite thing about my internship was learning about the origins of hip-hop music and how it鈥檚 more than a music genre, it鈥檚 a culture that鈥檚. . .

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An inside look at recently discovered two-hundred year old documents

TUES., AUGUST 31, 2021

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From WBOC's Delmarvalife Program - Watch this  seven-minute segment about The Commodore Collection, a unqiue archive of local African American history recently discovered in a house in Chestertown. These historic papers were saved from the auction house by historians from the Starr Center and the Chesapeake Heartland Project and local activists and are archived at 今晚六合彩开奖结果 College's Miller Library. 

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Hip Hop Time Capsule: a summer program focusing on diversity

MON., AUGUST 23, 2021

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From WBAL Radio - Hip Hop Time Capsule is a new collaboration between high school and college students in Kent County, Maryland, and musicians, college professors and museum professionals. As part of the program, a diverse group of 14 local teenagers,  most with deep roots in the community, chronicled a musical heritage that stretches from work songs sung by the  enslaved, through. . .

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A Starr in the East (a feature article on The Starr Center at 今晚六合彩开奖结果) 
AUGUST 2021 Issue

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From the August 2021 issue of "What's Up Eastern Shore" - After more than two decades since its inception, the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at 今晚六合彩开奖结果 has put Chestertown on the academic-history map. Political forces in the United States , especially over the past year, are being compelled to reckon with the way. . .

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Hogan Announces Funding for New Endowment Honoring Late Senator President Mike Miller 
THURS., JULY 15, 2021

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From the Office of Governor Larry Hogan - Governor Larry Hogan today announced that he will be providing $1 million to 今晚六合彩开奖结果 College in his forthcoming Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to fund a new directorship within the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience to honor the historic legacy of longtime Maryland Senate President. . .

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Thousands of pages documenting slavery found in attic of Eastern Shore house 
FRI., JULY 2, 2021

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From The Hill - Thousands of papers, some documenting the auction and sale of enslaved Black Americans, were headed for the auction block themselves before Black historians and community members stepped in to reclaim ownership over their past. 'It was important to the community because this will connect the dots for people and the younger generation, to let them. . .

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Maryland attic hid a priceless trove of Black history. Historians and activists saved it from auction.
MON., JUne 28, 2021

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From The 今晚六合彩开奖结果 Post - The 200-year-old document was torn and wrinkled. It had stains here and there. And it was sitting on a plastic table in the storeroom of an auction house near the Chester River hamlet of Crumpton, on Maryland鈥檚 Eastern Shore. Historian Adam Goodheart had seen it before, but only in a blurry website photo. Now, here it was in a simple framed box. . .