Homewood Museum convenes symposium on slavery in Baltimore

"From Fells Point to Homewood Farm: Perspectives on Slavery in Early Baltimore"

This afternoon program explores the lives of the enslaved people who made possible the lifestyle enjoyed by the prominent Carroll family of Homewood during the first quarter of the 19th century. A country retreat and 130-acre farm, Homewood was home to approximately 20 slaves who worked in the house and labored in the fields. The specialists brought together for the symposium will present lectures on various aspects of slavery in Baltimore, providing an in-depth introduction to the enslaved community at Homewood and the challenges and best practices for public historians in reading the African presence back into the landscape of historic sites and museums.

Sunday, April 19, 1 to 5 p.m. Remsen 101

Free, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Call 410-516-5589 or email <homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu to register>.

Opening remarks by Catherine Rogers Arthur, director and curator of Homewood Museum, and Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels. Moderated by Katrina Bell McDonald, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University.


Karsonya Wise Whitehead, assistant professor, Department of Communications, Loyola University Maryland / "Discussing Issues of Slavery: Public Memory, Social History, and Remembered Stories"

Phillip D. Morgan, professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University / "African American Life in the Chesapeake, 1700-1820"

Abby Burch Schreiber, A&S '06, doctoral candidate, Ohio State University, and visiting lecturer, Towson University/ "Enslaved at Homewood: Sources on Individual Experiences"

For complete and up-to-date details, please visit http://museums.jhu.edu/calendar.php?id=245

The symposium is presented by Homewood Museum, in partnership with the Department of History and the Program in Museums & Society at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; and Hopkins Retrospective. It is made possible by a Johns Hopkins University Diversity Innovation Grant and an anonymous donor.