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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Winter Speaker Series

Categorized as: Seminars & Training
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Join University of Maryland, Baltimore County Chief Curator Emeritus Tom Beck as he discusses the remarkable photography of children’s labor law reformer Lewis Hine at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. As a photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, Hine documented and exposed the unethical working conditions experienced by children in early 20th century Maryland canneries. Beck will explore UMBC’s collections of Hine’s groundbreaking photography and the importance and legacy of his work for social justice. This series explores the ways that canning transformed the Chesapeake’s industry, culture, community, and agricultural landscape of the 19th and 20th centuries through lectures, objects, films, and community conversations.

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