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Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition: Accessing the Diverse History of Southern Maryland Website Launch

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

**This is an event by our partners at the Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition**

Join in to celebrate the launch of the Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition’s program and website “Accessing the Diverse History of Southern Maryland.” The program’s purpose is to elevate the history of Black, Indigenous and other people of color and make it more accessible for educators, students, the people of Southern Maryland, and those beyond the region.


Thirty organizations across the three counties (museums, community organizations, school systems, colleges, historical societies, churches and libraries) are working together to identify this history and make it accessible through this comprehensive easily searchable website.


The launch will include:

  • The initial showing of the website
  • An exhibit area featuring the Coalition organizations and others
  • Information about the three summer teacher’s institutes
  • A general session featuring keynote speaker Melisande Short-Colomb – a descendent of the families sold south by Georgetown U. in 1838.  She is a noted speaker about her experience and has been featured in print, TED talks, and other news outlets.  She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Georgetown Memory Project, is a founding Council Member of the GU272 Descendants Association.

Visit this page for more information about the project and partners.

This project has been financed in part with State funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.


May 1
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm


St. Mary’s College of Maryland Dodge Performing Arts Center
47855 College Dr
St. Mary's City, MD 20868 United States
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