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Thursdays with the Starr Center – Author Neal Gabler

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Acclaimed biographer Neal Gabler discusses his new book "Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour." About the book: Though he is often portrayed as a reckless hedonist who rode his father’s fortune and his brothers’ coattails to a Senate seat at the age of thirty, the Ted Kennedy in Catching the Wind is… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center – Author Neal Gabler

Thursdays with the Starr Center – "Freedom Riders" with Director Stanley Nelson

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The Crossing Cultures Lecture Series at Washington College presents a free virtual film screening and discussion with award-winning director Stanley Nelson. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the journey of the Freedom Riders, when 400 Black and white Americans risked their lives challenging Jim Crow segregation through the Deep South. Watch the film ahead… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center – "Freedom Riders" with Director Stanley Nelson

Thursdays with the Starr Center – Journalist Steve Kornacki

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Washington College's Harwood Lecture Series on American Journalism presents political author, journalist, television host, and 2020 election map sensation Steve Kornacki to discuss the historical roots of our present-day politics. Kornacki's 2018 book "The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism" explores the topic in-depth. This event is co-sponsored by… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center – Journalist Steve Kornacki

Shifting Shores: Immigration Stories & Maryland's Eastern Shore

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In this virtual event, hear stories of immigrants who have moved to the Eastern Shore and learn about two organizations working directly with local immigrant communities: the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center and Mid-Shore Pro Bono. This dynamic conversation about shifting demographics will highlight both the struggles and triumphs of immigrants who have chosen to make… Continue Reading Shifting Shores: Immigration Stories & Maryland's Eastern Shore

The Other Chesapeake: Segregated Beaches, White Sand, & Black Feet

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Join us for guest speaker Vince Leggett, “Admiral of the Chesapeake” and Founder and President of Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, as he discusses the era of segregated vacation spots on the Chesapeake Bay. Award-winning recording artist Karen Somerville and acclaimed pianist and composer Shajid McMillan will join Leggett in paying tribute to the musicians… Continue Reading The Other Chesapeake: Segregated Beaches, White Sand, & Black Feet

Students, Trees, & Bees: Earth Day and the American Campus

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The first Earth Day in 1970 was conceived as an “environmental teach-in” for college campuses across the United States. Fifty-one years later, the environmental movement has gained traction — particularly among younger generations — while the world faces climate crisis and mass extinctions. We will explore the legacy of Earth Day here at Washington College… Continue Reading Students, Trees, & Bees: Earth Day and the American Campus

Thursdays with the Starr Center: The Lives of American Women

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Portrayals of early America often center on men. Yet rich — and often untapped — sources remain for understanding the vibrant economic, political, cultural, material, and psychological lives of 18th-century American women. At this event, three Starr Center visiting fellows- Tara A. Bynum, Judith Ridner, and Martha Saxton- will discuss what we can glean about… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center: The Lives of American Women

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