Baltimore artists, scholars, and educators will present dramatic performances based on writings by Black Baltimoreans at the forefront of the 19th-century abolitionist movement during a Juneteenth livestream Friday at noon.
Performers and readers include bassist and composer Herman Burney, spoken-word artist and 2016 National Poetry Slam Champion Lady Brion, Union Baptist Church senior pastor Rev. Alvin Hathaway, storyteller Diane Macklin, actor and producer Noah Silas, Hopkins staff member and poet Shawntay Stocks, and drummer Charles Watson. Dean Christopher Celenza from the Krieger School will provide some opening remarks, and BHPLA co-directors Professor Lawrence Jackson and Kali-Ahset Amen will host.
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