PreserveCast brings you stories from around the world about the people who are doing the work to preserve, interpret, and save our past. Each weekly episode makes the case for the value, relevance, and importance of history in our lives.

“Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm and Race” with Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom

Doing Social Good through Preservation Activism with Catherine Fleming Bruce

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America with Candacy Taylor

Olivia Williams of McLeod Plantation: Fighting Racism & Building Empathy through Honest Educational Interpretation

Fighting Blight and Building Community with Nneka N’namdi

Healing & Justice: The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission with Dr. David Fakunle

Joe McGill and the Slave Dwelling Project

Stories from the Ballot & Beyond podcast

Due to Maryland’s proximity to the Capital, suffragists often hosted rallies before heading south to the White House, protested at the State House in Annapolis, and even hosted Susan B. Anthony for her last public speech at Baltimore’s Lyric Theatre.

Because the women’s suffrage movement was largely racially segregated, Baltimore’s African American citizen activists organized parallel rallies and played important roles in leading citizenship training workshops focused on the next steps of enfranchisement for Maryland’s women of all colors and creeds. Notably, Maryland’s own Frederick Douglass was also a vocal suffragist and ally to the movement.

To tell these stories, this Ballot and Beyond partnership project will highlight the remarkable lives of Maryland’s women past and present in audio segments, essays, and historic images.

Tap the episodes linked below to tune in to our playlist for this year’s Black History Month.

Henrietta Lacks | The Immortal

Billie Holiday | Voice of Protest

Harriet Tubman | Abolitionist & Suffragist

Senator Verda Welcome | True Public Servant

Francis Ellen Watkins Harper | Fighting for the Rights of All

Bea Gaddy | Bringing Everyone to the Table

Lucille Clifton | Maryland State Poet Laureate

Victorine Q. Adams | Energizing African American Voters