OEHR Anne Arundel County Countywide Book Study: Madness Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

Join the Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) for a virtual Lunch and Learn event to celebrate National Black History Month on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at noon. Asha Smith, director of the Office of Equity and Human Rights, will host a virtual countywide book study with author and NBC News correspondent Antonia Hylton. Antonia is the author of "Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum." In this book, she recounts the 93-year-old history of Crownsville Hospital, one of the last segregated asylums where records still exist...

Black Business Legacy

Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library 1410 West Street, Annapolis

February 27: Black Business Legacy.  Conclude the series with a celebratory event honoring Black businesses that have served Annapolis for more than 50 years. Hosted by Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell-Charles, this event recognizes the lasting impact of black-owned businesses on families, communities, and the city-at-large. The Office of Mayor Gavin Buckley, in collaboration with the Michael E. Busch Public Library in Annapolis, will present a four-part Black History Month series throughout the month of February. The events will take place between 5:30 and 8 p.m. each Tuesday at the Busch Library on...

Virtual Lecture – William Paca: A Survey of his Personal and Political Lives

William Paca is remembered as one of the four Maryland patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence, but that historic moment in 1776 is best understood in the broader context of his personal and political lives.  Glenn E. Campbell, retired Senior Historian of Historic Annapolis, outlines the basic contours of Paca’s life and highlights his public service through three revolutionary decades. Registration required. Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members, Military, and HA Docents