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October 2020

Virtual Author Talk: “Dark Archives” By Megan Rosenbloom

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join us for a virtual author talk on "Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation Into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin” In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom, a medical librarian and a cofounder of the Death Salon, seeks out the historic and scientific truths behind anthropodermic bibliopegy. Dozens of these books still sit on the shelves of the world’s most famous libraries and museums. What are their stories? Dark Archives exhumes their origins and brings to life the…

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December 2020

Virtual Event: Baltimore’s Mount Auburn Cemetery with Dr. Kami Fletcher

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom where Dr. Kami Fletcher will explore Baltimore, Maryland's Mount Auburn Cemetery - a historic African-American cemetery. Nineteenth century Black folks fought for burial rights, which was all about these women and men wanting protected, autonomous space to memorialize their dead. Autonomous black burial grounds led to individual black persons owning land and developing savvy business ventures. In Baltimore this led to the African Burying Ground, the first phase of Mount Auburn Cemetery. Pouring over 3, 170…

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