FSK from Home – Eubie Blake: A Conversation about Rags, Rhythm, and Race
Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Eubie Blake’s 1921 musical Shuffle Along. Co-authors and Grammy Award Winners Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom, with Martina Kado, PhD, MCHC Director of Publications, explore how they used Baltimore-born composer and pianist James Herbert “Eubie” Blake’s personal collections—housed in MCHC’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library—to write their biography, Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race. Richard and Ken will discuss their discoveries about Eubie’s impact on American culture, the racial roadblocks, and how his Baltimore roots shaped his identity.
This spring we pull back the curtain on our collections through the FSK from Home Series—the virtual offering of our traditional Francis Scott Key Lecture Series. Connect with MCHC staff and our colleagues as they reveal the stories behind the objects we preserve, interpret, and display. When registering, please consider donating to the FSK from Home Giving Challenge to help us continue presenting these stellar virtual programs.
Image: Celesta, Mustel & Company, wood, metal, ivory, c.1923. Maryland Center for History and Culture, Gift of Ms. Nancy Hoffman, 2016.14.1