What’s happening?

Marylanders can expect several events, conversations, and gatherings celebrating Black History Month this year—both virtually and in person, reports Billy Jean Louis for The Baltimore Sun.

What’s happening in Baltimore? 

  • John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia, is hosting a walking tour that will uncover the lost history of Frederick Douglass’ life in Baltimore. On Feb. 5 and Feb. 18, Muller will guide tourists from Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park to Greedy Reads in Fells Point. Tickets are $17.50. You can purchase them here.
  • Listen to Lawrence Brown, author of “The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America,” deliver the keynote at the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Black History Month celebration on Feb. 8 at Noon. Register here. 
  • The B&O Railroad Museum on West Pratt Street is screening three movies featuring different eras in Black history. “Amistad” is showing on Feb. 12 at 3 p.m., “Harriet,” is showing on Feb 20 at 3 p.m., and Selma is screening on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Admission is Free. Get more info here. 

Anything else I should know? 

Check out more Black History Month events happening in and around Baltimore City here.