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Historically Speaking Series at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - December 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm UTC+0
Historically Speaking: The Political Legacy of Reconstruction in the Maryland State House
Nov. 4; 7 p.m.
This discussion focuses on the history of Maryland state politics through the lens of Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford. He was elected to office with Gov. Larry Hogan in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Rutherford is the first Republican lieutenant governor to ever be re-elected in Maryland. A graduate of Howard University with a degree in economics, he has partnered with Hogan implementing plans to break the cycle of poverty between family generations. Rutherford is interviewed by Michel Martin, weekend host NPR’s All Things Considered. Registration is required at https://nmaahc.si.edu/.
Historically Speaking: Black Reconstruction
Dec. 8; 7 p.m.
Kevin Young, NMAAHC’s Andrew W. Mellon Director, moderates a discussion of the Reconstruction era with historians Eric Foner and Henry Louis Gates. Their focus is on W.E.B Du Bois and his groundbreaking assessment of the impact of Reconstruction on America’s post-Civil War Black community. Foner and Gates are co-editors of the Library of America’s reissue of Du Bois’ 1935 book, Black Reconstruction. Registration is required at https://nmaahc.si.edu/.