Accessing the Diverse History of Southern Maryland

Wed, May 1 2024, 4 - 7:30pm
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Nancy R. and Norton T. Dodge Performing Arts Center
Concert Hall
Intended Audience
Admitted Students
Parents of Admitted Students
General public

Join us to celebrate the launch of the Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition's program and website, "Accessing the Diverse History of Southern Maryland." The program aims to elevate the history of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and make it more accessible for educators, students, the people of Southern Maryland and those beyond the region.

The launch will include:

  • The initial showing of the website
  • An exhibit area featuring the Coalition organizations and others
  • Information about the three summer teacher’s institutes
  • This is a general session featuring keynote speaker Melisande Short-Colomb, a descendant of the families sold south by Georgetown University in 1838. She is a noted speaker about her experience and has been featured in print, TED talks, and other news outlets. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Georgetown Memory Project and is a founding council member of the GU272 Descendants Association.

Visit this page for more information about the project and partners.

This project has been financed in part with state funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, a state instrumentality. However, the project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Registration information

The event is Free! Seating is limited. 

Event Sponsor(s)
St. Mary's College of Maryland and Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition
Kelsey Bush/Hugh Davies