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Civil Rights Landmarks: A Preview of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum on Eutaw Place
February 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm$10
From 1935 until her retirement in 1970, Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson was president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP and for much of this time her home on Eutaw Place was a hub of civil rights organizing and activism. Jackson, known as the mother of the civil rights movement, rose to become a national leader in the movement: she sponsored the “Buy Where You Can Work” campaign to promote integrated businesses and boycott segregated ones (1931); she launched Baltimore’s NAACP branch (1935); she began a movement to register black voters and shift in city politics (1942); and she was central to Baltimore’s integration after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision (1954).
In 2012, Morgan State University completed a beautiful restoration of Jackson’s spacious Bolton Hill home on Eutaw Place and the building is poised to open this spring as the Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. Dr. Gabriel Tenabe from Morgan State will lead us on a tour of this wonderful house and important landmark and share some civil rights history of Jackson and her contemporaries. This tour is part of Baltimore Heritage’s year-long partnership with the Maryland Historical Trust, the city’s Heritage Area, and the National Park Service to document and highlight important civil rights sites in Baltimore. Stay tuned for more about this work in the weeks and months ahead!
January 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
February 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am