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Teacher Workshop—Voices of Student Activism in Maryland

Throughout the 20th century, students have been central contributors in activist movements and have taken great risks to make their voices heard. Educators are invited to learn more about the activism of young people in Maryland, whose roles have been documented through oral history and in newspaper archives. Joyce Dennison, graduate of Morgan State University, former teacher and military veteran, will join to share her experiences including during mass protests at the Northwood Shopping Center near the university campus. Participants will be introduced to instructional resources, digital collections, and perspectives in the Passion and Purpose: Voices of Civil Rights Activism exhibition. Workshop will be led by David Armenti, VP of Education & Engagement, and Marcus “Sankofa” Nicks, Curator of the Howard County Center of African American Culture.

Registration is required, space is limited.

Image: Joyce Dennison, 21, Morgan State (left), and Harriett Cohen, Goucher College (right), study in the City Jail after being arrested with 341 others while demonstrating outside of the Northwood Theatre. Unknown photographer, 1963, Baltimore, Maryland. Courtesy Baltimore Sun.


Maryland Center for History and Culture exterior signage


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