Bmore BeatClub


Bmore BeatClub

Friday, September 28, 7 pm


What happens when Hip-Hop producers and MCs collide to showcase their talents?

Bmore BeatClub is a live Hip-Hop event where any MC and producer can play beats.  But they HAVE TO BE DOPE. Hip-Hop, spoken word and poetry are welcome.  The remaining time belongs to the notable featured producers & DJs.

Cost: $10

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Unpacking Hateful Things & Contemporary Practices


Johns Hopkins University Center for Africana Studies: Unpacking Hateful Things & Contemporary Practices

Saturday, September 22, 1pm


This race conversation will trace the legacy of Jim Crow as revealed in objects used to dehumanize African Americans and will then connect this legacy to contemporary circumstances in Baltimore and beyond. This event is in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Africana Studies.  


In conjunction with the Jim Crow Black Memorabilia exhibition, Hateful Things


Lawrence Jackson  

A writer and historian who has recast the study of modern African-American literature and culture. He is known for his extensive scholarship on African-American literature and culture, including a biography of Ralph Ellison and a narrative history of mid-century writers. He joined Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in 2016  teaching in the Department of English and History.

Martha S. Jones

Professor Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose interests include the study of race, law, citizenship, slavery, and the rights of women.    Professor Martha S. Jones  joined Johns Hopkins University as the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History in 2017.    Her work includes the curatorship of museum exhibitions, including “Reframing the Color Line” and “Proclaiming Emancipation” in conjunction with the William L. Clements Library.  
Rob Lieberman
Robert Lieberman, a distinguished political scientist and former academic administrator at Columbia University, is a professor in the Department of Political Science. He conceived the highly successful JHU Forums on Race in America.  His books include
Shifting the Color Line: Race and the American Welfare State, and Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective.
Verna Myers
Author of the best-selling books Moving Diversity Forward: How to Move From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing and What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People, Vernā has touched over 1,000,000 people through her speeches, appearances and transformative message of power and possibility.   For the last two decades, Vernā and her team of consultants have helped eradicate barriers of race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation at elite international law firms, Wall Street powerhouses, and the 10,000 member Fire Department of New York.
Moderator: Lester Spence
Lester Spence is an associate professor of political science and Co-Director of the Center 
for Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in the study of black, racial, and urban politics in the wake of the neoliberal turn.   An award winning scholar (in 2013, he received the W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award for his book, Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics), he can regularly be heard on National Public Radio and the Marc Steiner Show.


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3rd Thursday Happy Hour Outdoors with The Rumba Club


Thursday, September 20th, 6pm

The weather is warm and we are taking the live music and fun outside for the spring/ summer season. Mix with us under the stars while enjoying some of the hottest groups in the area. A whole new vibe for your 3rd Thursday experience!

Add a bit of luxury to your evening! Take an exclusive late night tour, listen to live music, have a culinary treat and match it up with one of our signature drinks. 3rd Thursdays offer up an experience unlike any other. The Lewis Museum and WEAA 88.9 presents 3rd Thursdays.

Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm. 

Performer: The Rumba Club, Latin Jazz

At the Door - Members - $8/ Non-Members - $10

Cash bar and food are available for purchase


VIP Area Available - Contact Sandy Smalls at


Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues


Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues

Saturday, Sept 15, 1pm

Join the museum in a conversation examining how Black women are represented and perceived in today’s popular culture. Writer and researcher Natasha R. Howard will examine the role  of Black women in reality television, film, hip hop, advertising and social/digital media from the essay book collection: Black Women and  Popular Culture, The Conversation Continues which she was co-editor of.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Black Women: Images and Perceptions In Popular Culture 


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Author Talk: If I Survive The Frederick Douglass Family’s Struggle for Liberty


Author Talk: If I Survive
The Frederick Douglass Family’s “Struggle for
Liberty” by Celeste-Marie Bernier
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30pm
While there have been many public Frederick Douglass – the
abolitionist, the statesman, the orator, the editor, the politician
– it is now time to trace the many private lives of Douglass as a
family man. Sharing untold stories, this talk traces the activism,
artistry and authorship of Frederick Douglass not in isolation but
alongside the sufferings and struggles for survival of his daughters
and sons. Working with unpublished writings, letters and
speeches and photographs, we learn that the fight for freedom
was a family business to which all the Douglasses dedicated their
lives. A book signing will follow with the author.

Reflections of Baltimore Community Day - CANCELLED


Reflections of Baltimore Community Day has been cancelled. 


Sunday @ 2 Films: Baltimore's Strange Fruit, A Story of Food Apartheid & the Struggle for Sovereignty



Sunday @ 2 Films: Baltimore’s Strange Fruit, A Story of Food Apartheid

& the Struggle for Sovereignty (69 minutes)

Sunday, August 26th, 2pm


Produced by Black Yield Institute, this film explores the intersections of food, land, race and class politics through personal narrative and social commentary. The film follows the historical woes and triumphs of people of African Descent within the food system, while highlighting contemporary efforts to address food apartheid in Baltimore. A panel discussion will follow with filmmakers Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy.

Included with Museum Admission


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Short Cutz Show: A Live Storytelling Jam and Slam - Sister's Edition



Short Cutz Show: A Live Storytelling Jam and Slam- Sister’s  Edition

Friday, August 24, 7 pm

Vibe to a live, short oral-storytelling jam with Charm City’s African American Sisters.  Hear 10 stories from 10 black women on 1 specific theme with 1 DJ and host cuttin up live in front of an audience. This month’s story theme song is “I’m Every Woman” featuring prolific black sisters in the Baltimore community. Presented by Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, the Cambio Group and Darius Wilmore.

In Conjunction with the exhibition, Black Women: Images and Perceptions In Popular Culture

This program will also include a musical selection by songbird Hadiya -Ayodele and  a dance presentation by the  charismatic dancers of Studio A Dance Academy.


Short Cutz Presenters Line Up


Adrienne Carver

Founder of Studio A Modeling & Dance Company


Bettye Blaize

Author of Doing Time With My Son


Candance L. Greene

Author of Inhale Peace : A 31 Day Journey to Re-Align with God’s Peace


Charlotte James

Co-Founder of the Power Nail Decal Company


Cherise Irons

Creator and Host of  the Living Today With Cherise Irons’ Show


“Dr. Kaye” Whitehead

Host of WEAA 88.9 FM’s “Today with Dr. Kaye Show”


Ernestine Shepherd

81 Year Old Personal Trainer, Model and Competitive Bodybuilder


Erricka Bridgeford

Activist/Founder of Baltimore CeaseFire


LaDawn Black

Author, Media & NYC’s WBLS  107.5 FM & Baltimore’s WEAA 88.9 FM Radio Personality


Marsha Jews

Host of WKIM Radio Network’s “Marsha Jews & Co’ Show”


Sharea Harris

Author, Performance Poet and Playwright


Cost: $8 Members/ Non-Members $10

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Musical Program: Peabody Composition and Improvisation Summer Camp Concert



Musical Program: Peabody Composition and Improvisation Summer Camp Concert  

Friday, August 17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy a summer concert rocking to the creative musical tones of Baltimore City Youth from the Peabody Preparatory Improvisation and Creative Composition Ensemble. Their repertoire will include new improvisational works created during a one-week summer intensive workshop with Baltimore City youth and the Peabody Institute ensemble members.


Free Program

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3rd Thursday Happy Hour Outdoors - Greg Hatza Band



3rd Thursday Happy Hour Outdoors

Thursday, August 16, 6pm 

Performer: Greg Hatza Band

The Lewis Museum and WEAA 88.9FM present an evening under the stars featuring live music, exclusive access to our latest exhibitions, great food and drinks. Doors open at 5pm. The show starts at 6p. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Members $8/ Non-Members $10


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