In Freedom’s Name: Film Based on Stevenson Students’ Research Premieres in Baltimore

September 11, 2023 1 PM

Stevenson University’s History programis excited to announce the new film In Freedom’s Name is premiering at the Enoch Pratt Central Library. Drawing on research conducted by Stevenson students and faculty, the film is an extension of the traveling exhibit of the same name.

Like its namesake exhibit, In Freedom’s Name chronicles and commemorates the selfless contributions African American men and women have made to our national defense and the expansion of freedom over nearly 400 years. Conceptualized by the Maryland Military Historical Society, the exhibit was researched and curated by Stevenson students and faculty, and funded by the Baltimore National Heritage Area with matching funds from the Maryland Military Historical Society and private donors.

The world premiere of In Freedom’s Name will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at the Enoch Pratt Central Library’s Wheeler Auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Baltimore National Heritage Area, and will feature guest speaker Janeen L. Birckhead, Major General, US Army, as well as a panel of experts that will place the film within its historical context.

The event is free. Tickets can be reserved here. Learn more about Stevenson’s History program.