Black Lives in Focus: African American Faces from Early Maryland

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April 23, 2023 (1 session)

Sunday, 1:30PM - 3:00PM ET


Course Description:

Maryland’s African American community has a rich visual legacy that extends beyond Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. This course will introduce participants to many rare print and photographic portraits from the Ross J. Kelbaugh Collection of Black enslaved and free Marylanders along with their recently discovered stories which have now added them to the American memory.


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50%    Johns Hopkins alumni
80%    Full-time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
50%    Spouse or domestic partner of full time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
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ABOUT Ross Kelbaugh

Ross J. Kelbaugh is a retired educator who in fifty years has assembled a major collector of 19th century American photographs part of which has focused on the African American experience in Maryland. His many publications include Introduction to African American Photographs, 1840-1950, Maryland’s Civil War Photographs: The Sesquicentennial Collection, and Black Lives in Focus: The Ross J. Kelbaugh Collection. He has guest curated several museum exhibitions featuring early photography including “The Civil War in Maryland: An Exhibit of Rare Photographs” at the Maryland Historical Society in 2006. His African American Collection is featured in the traveling exhibit “African American Faces of the Civil War” and selections appear in the current PBS series “Making Black American” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Mr. Kelbaugh has also served for ten years as an on-air appraiser on Maryland Public Television’s “Chesapeake Collectibles” as the Collectibles and Ephemera specialist.

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 Event Date
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Start Time: 1:30pm EDT
End Time: 3:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

50% discount. Alumni status will be confirmed
80% discount. Employment status will be confirmed.
50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed.

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