Category: Black, Race + American

Talks & Thoughts: The Long Arm of History – Monuments and Statues Do Matter | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

While I can’t go to this, you should.

Talks & Thoughts: The Long Arm of History – Monuments and Statues Do Matter

A new community-centric public forum offering barbershop-style open discourse on current events that have an impact on the African American community. A panel presentation and community discussion about the impact and meaning of the violence in Charlottesville; the rise of white supremacy and white nationalism; and what the removal of our four Confederate statues means for Baltimore. Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead will moderate a conversation between our three “talkers” and the community around this topic.

Topic: The Long Arm of History: Monuments and Statues Really Do Matter

Moderated By: Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2pm

Admission: FREE

REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM

Address 830 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy

“The argument that the Confederate flag and other displays represent “heritage, not hate” ignores the near-universal heritage of African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved by the millions in the South. It trivializes their pain, their history and their concerns about racism — whether it’s the racism of the past or that of today.”

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RT @repjohnlewis: I fought too long to end discrimination based on race and color to allow discrimination based on gender identity to be considered acceptable

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A silent protest parade in 1917 set the stage for civil rights marches

Earlier that year… “East St. Louis was an American pogrom. The fearless African-American anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells traveled to the still smoldering city on July 4 and collected firsthand accounts of the aftermath. She described the incident as an “awful orgy of human butchery.””

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RT @CarolSOtt: Interesting article about Philly’s rent affordability problem — it parallels what’s going on in Baltimore.

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