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February 2022

History of the Lakeland Community in College Park

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join us to learn more about Lakeland, the historic African American community of College Park. Formed around 1890 on the doorstep of the Maryland Agricultural College, now the University of Maryland, the story of Lakeland is the tale of a community that was established and flourished in a segregated society, developing its own institutions and traditions, including the area’s only high school for African Americans, built in 1928. The Lakeland Community Heritage Project, was formed to preserve Lakeland’s history and the…

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March 2022

The Political & The Personal: The Poetry of the Women’s Liberation Movement

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

Drawing on personal experiences and scholarship, Deborah Rosenfelt, Ph.D., Professor Emerita in the Harriet Tubman Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland, will reflect on the contributions of poets of the late 20th century Women’s Liberation Movement in shaping thought and action. Audre Lorde, one of the most influential Movement poets, famously asserted “Poetry Is Not a Luxury.” Lorde saw poetry as a source of deep personal and communal knowledge, forming “the quality of the light within…

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