Programming for Paul Henderson Photograph Exhibit

Goucher College Library supplemented the Paul Henderson: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era exhibit with a variety of public events.

Curating Henderson

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6-7:30pm, Batza Room, Athenaeum

Jenny Ferretti, digital initiatives librarian at the Maryland Institute of Art, and Joe Tropea, curator of films and photographs at the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), discussed their experience working with the Paul Henderson Collection. 


Opening Reception

Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6-8pm, 4th floor of the Athenaeum

Goucher College Library celebrated the opening of the exhibit with tours and remarks by Uneeda Brewer '70, an original member of the Black Student Association on Goucher's campus.



Goucher students were trained as docents to lead tours based on the themes of the exhibit: Activism and Protest, Pastimes and Entertainment, Everyday Life, and Morgan State College (now University).  Reproductions of the original sources from MdHS were used as examples throughout the tour so that the voices of those who experienced life in Baltimore during the civil rights era could be heard.


Education Programs

Special Collections and Archives staff created education programs about how the African American community attempted to overcome social and political inequalities in Baltimore as reflected in the Paul Henderson Photograph Collection. Using copies of original sources from MdHS, students, patrons, faculty, and staff learned about discrimination in theatres, education, shopping, and everyday life in Baltimore from the 1920s 1960sProfessors had the opportunity to schedule classes which used the copies to improve critical thinking skills through primary source document analysis