Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition Announces Website Launch and Celebration

April 23, 2024

The Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition is excited to announce the launch of its new searchable website celebrating the diverse history of Southern Maryland.

This new searchable website will enable our community, students and teachers, and those interested to access this rich and extensive history.

This includes access to information on notable individuals, places to experience, events and institutions that interpret the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in the Southern Maryland region. The website is aligned with the Maryland State Department of Education’s Social Studies Framework.

Southern Maryland History Coalition Launch Event – To be held at the Dodge Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm  This event will feature the launch of the Coalition’s website, an exhibit area featuring historical and cultural institutions from throughout the region, authors, quilts and poetry.  The keynote speaker for the event is noted author, performer and GU272+ descendent Melisande Short-Colomb.

The public is invited but needs to register.  Additional information and registration for the event may be found at the Calvert Library’s website Southern MD Equity in History Coalition (SMC) – Calvert Library (

About the Coalition – The Coalition is administered by the Big Conversation Partners in Dismantling Racism and Privilege in Southern Maryland, a project of Middleham and St. Peters Episcopal Parish in Lusby, Maryland.  The Coalition has the support of 31 organizations across the region including the public-school systems, libraries, museums, community organizations, colleges and churches.  It is sponsored by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland which is hosting the website and receives financial support from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.