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  • AMST student and City Paper intern Nate Croll

    on racist vandalism and Confederate monuments in Baltimore
    Someone vandalized a sculpture of a pregnant black woman at the Copycat Building, scrawling "nigger" repeatedly across her belly, her arms, her chest, her legs—and the incident has become...
    Posted: November 24, 2015 11:10 PM
  • Mill Stories: Deindustrialization as Public History

    Michelle Stefano & Bill Shewbridge featured in Cross Ties
    Public historians at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) accepted the challenge of collecting video oral histories of workers associated with Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point,...
    Posted: November 21, 2015 7:42 PM
  • The Last days of The Hour Haus

    Droneberg & Goodrich on the end of the Hour Haus era
    At midnight on Thursday, July 30th, 2015, the final amps and drum kits were reluctantly lugged out of Station North's longtime music rehearsal space, The Hour Haus.  After 25 years as a music...
    Posted: July 31, 2015 6:15 PM
  • The slow poisoning of Freddie Gray

    by AMST lecturer Rita Turner
    The life of Freddie Gray, and of so many others, was endangered many times over by numerous forms of systemic racism before it was finally taken in the custody of police – an event that has...
    Posted: May 5, 2015 1:51 PM
  • Black and young in Baltimore: a roundtable discussion

    featuring Dr. Kimberly Moffitt
    For young people of color, growing up in Baltimore is often anything but Rockwellian. Most of the community lives below the poverty line and there’s a widespread distrust of law enforcement....
    Posted: May 5, 2015 1:50 PM
  • "Baltimore riots" in The Conversation

    with contributions from Kimberly Moffitt & Kate Drabinsky
    On the fire this time and the fire last time and the time between 
    Posted: April 29, 2015 11:43 AM
  • Prof. Gonzalves presents research at an upcoming conference

    Association for Asian American Studies meeting in Chicago
    Conference theme: The Trans/National Imaginary - Global Citites and Racial Borderlands; click on the links to see the full conference progam
    Posted: April 19, 2015 4:21 PM
  • AMST lecturer James Counts Early Sends an Update from Brazil

    "Meeting the progressive future now" is the phrase Danny Glover and I used to express our delight when we were introduced to the smiling, inviting faces and serious social change projects of 62...
    Posted: April 16, 2015 3:17 PM
  • Mill Stories to be screened at international film festivals!

    As part of the larger Mill Stories project, which seeks to document the sociocultural impacts of industrial decline and help amplify the voices of those affected by it in the Baltimore region, the...
    Posted: April 5, 2015 2:23 PM
  • Apply for a Fulbright Award!

    I hope this note finds you well this afternoon. My name is Brian Souders, and my main role at UMBC is directing study abroad programs. One of my roles at UMBC is to manage the Student U.S....
    Posted: March 30, 2015 2:42 PM