Odyssey: Innkeepers, a Fresco Painter, and a Jazz Singer: Three Baltimore Stories

Liberty and freedom weave throughout the fabric of Baltimore's history. This course will explore three stories that might have been forgotten. It first focuses on the innkeepers of Baltimore before and during the Battle of Baltimore in September 1814, and how their various establishments served as "social media outlets" of the time. The second class introduces Constantino Brumidi, the country's first fresco painter, who arrived in America in 1852 and whose work can be viewed in Baltimore churches and other public spaces. The final session will cover the life and achievements of Blanche Calloway (the older sister of Cab), who was a trailblazer in jazz, business, and public service.

910.833.01 Homewood campus
Tuesday, Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $79

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.