Virtual ProgramMonday, October 18

14-02 Black in the Land of the Piscataway

Monday, October 18, 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the American Folklore Society


Chair: Camila  Bryce-Laporte (Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, retired)

In 2019 The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance’s Urban Arts Leadership received a NEA grant to administration and folklife field school. The first field school project, Beauty Beneath the Blight, focused on the lives of early 20th-century African American migrants in historic West Baltimore. The upcoming 2022 field school project, Beauty Beneath the Blight: Black in the Land of the Piscataway, will focus on the agricultural, foodways, healing, and religious traditions of historic Chesapeake Indigenous and African American communities where many of Baltimore’s families originated. This online forum will present the 2020 project and introduce the research partners and the strategies for 2022.

Camila Bryce-Laporte will be joined for this important discussion by:
Bonita Adeeb (Steam Onward and Ujamaa Farmer’s Cooperative Alliance
Kibibi Ajanku (Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance)
Anjela Barnes (The Accokeek Foundation)
Chanda Banks (Ujamaa Farmer’s Cooperative Alliance)
Hariyah dan Fodio (Grandma’s Garden)
Mary Twining (), Discussant
E. Fatimah Hasan (National Capital Parks and Planning Commission; Princes Georges County Planning Dept
Simone Johnson (Grandma’s Garden)
Renz Balagtas (Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Urban Arts Leadership)
Fannie Hamilton (Fannie Blue Moon Master Gardener)