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Brown Lecture Series: April Ryan

White House correspondent April Ryan will profile Black women who are working to change America’s social and political landscape.   She will also reflect on her own life and career, from her working class upbringing in Baltimore to her position in the Washington press corp.  April Ryan will be joined in conversation by University of Baltimore president Kurt Schmoke.  

April Ryan is a longtime White House correspondent and a CNN political analyst.  She is the author of The Presidency in Black and White and At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White.

Kurt Schmoke is the president of the University of Baltimore.  He served as the mayor of Baltimore from 1987-1999. 

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in-person we strongly encourage you to register here. 
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program.
  • Books for sale provided by Urban Reads Bookstore. 

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To join virtually visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page.

Monday, November 7 at 7:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Brown Lecture Series, Virtual Event, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Writers LIVE!

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Adult Events Approver- for Adults

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