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Lifestories of the Baltimore Student Protest Movement

The students from local high schools and of the historically Black, Morgan State College were some of the first in the nation to organize student led direct action against desegregation. Learn about one influential civil rights leader that had his start in the 1950s and 1960s, Chief Judge Robert M. Bell in discussion with Simone Renee Barrett, PhD Researcher for the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University. Judge Bell and Dr. Barrett will provide insight about students’ key roles in the national civil rights movement at Morgan State and other local schools.

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering, an automated confirmation email will provide connection instructions.

Image: Lunch Counter, photograph by Paul Henderson (1899-1988), 1949. Maryland Center for History and Culture, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, HEN.00.B1-126. 

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MCHC exterior courtyard

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Free First Thursday

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The entrance sign looking into the courtyard at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

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Free Second Saturday