Lillie’s Legacy


Celebrate Black History Month with a visit to the recently renovated Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Bolton Hill. Originally opened in 1978, the museum celebrates the life and work of Jackson, who was known as the “mother of the Civil Rights movement.” Born in Baltimore in 1889, Jackson first founded the City-Wide Young Peoples Forum to work against segregation before becoming president of the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP (where she worked alongside Thurgood Marshall). She broke many barriers during her 35-year tenure, playing a major role in the integration of Baltimore’s schools and leading a black voter registration movement that significantly impacted racial politics in the city. The museum is a testament to her legacy and features Civil Rights Movement art, photographs, letters, historic documents and more. Though closed in 1996 for extensive renovations after being acquired by Morgan State University, it reopened in July of last year and now offers a wonderful chance to explore the life of work of the extraordinary “Dr. Lillie.” Free. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1320 Eutaw Place, 410-383-8720

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