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October 2018

“An African American and Latinx History of the United States” A Talk by Paul Ortiz

October 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prof. Ortiz is an Associate Professor of History in the University of Florida. He is also the Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. He specializes in African American history, Latino Studies, the African Diaspora, Social Movement Theory, U.S. History, U.S. South, labor, and documentary studies. His book Emancipation Betrayed won the the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize from the Florida Historical Society and the Florida Institute of Technology. He will discuss with us his book…

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January 2019

Martin Luther King Day Celebration featuring the M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience welcomes the M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio for a special Martin Luther King Day concert. An M.S.G. concert is not just a performance, but an event where everyone can participate and share in musical celebration. The Grammy nominated M.S.G. Trio offers an evening of acoustic blues, roots, and spiritual music in the legendary Piedmont style. The uplifting M.S.G. set list includes original songs steeped in tradition influences. Join us a we…

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WC-ALL Learn @ Lunch A Presentation by Sherwin Markman, “The Resiliency of Our American Democracy”

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Back by popular demand, our presenter Sherwin Markman believes that we as Americans are stronger than we think. He will reveal truths learned from a long life of observation and participation in our nation's unique process of observing, experiencing, and surviving harsh and dangerous political adversity.WC-ALL members $20; others $25. Reservations and payment due by Jan. 17. Send checks payable to WC-ALL to WC-ALL, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620. Include name, phone and email for attendees.

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February 2019

Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom – A talk and book signing with David Blight

The Starr Center Welcomes preeminent author and historian David Blight for a talk and book signing in celebration of his critically acclaimed new biography about African American freedom fighter Frederick Douglass. " brought vividly and delightfully to life once more in the flesh and bones of this masterful biography by one of our greatest historians....a monumental achievement, a must-read for anyone charting the history of a democracy when it is most severely under attack.” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. A…

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March 2019

“America 2019” A Talk by Jane Coaston

Washington College’s Holstein Program in Ethics presents this talk featuring journalist and writer Jane Coaston.Please see the event link for more information.

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Join Joe Trippi, Democratic Campaign Strategist, for a Conversation on Current Politics

Washington College’s Harwood Lecture Series in American Journalism Master political strategist and MSNBC commentator Joe Trippi will visit Washington College on Thursday, March 28, 2019 for an open discussion/Q&A on politics and current events. Heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the person who “reinvented campaigning,” Trippi has been at the forefront of progressive politics for nearly 30 years. The event, sponsored by Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience as part of the…

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April 2019

Politics of Gratitude? The Subversive Vision of the New Testament in the Age of Trump

A Talk by Diane Butler BassThis program is sponsored by the Institute of Religion Politics and Culture at Washington College. Please click the event link for more information.

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“Crossing Borders” a talk with Cristina Jimenez

Executive Director and Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country Cristina Jimenez is Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth network in the nation. In this talk, Cristina will share her own journey from living a life in the shadows to one of empowerment and leadership. Cristina’s story is similar to those of United We Dream members across the country who every day struggle to overcome the forces…

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