February 2024

CURE Scholars: From West Baltimore to Annapolis

February 8, 2024    |  

In celebration of Black History Month, continue to follow the journeys of four young people featured in the six-part, two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series “From West Baltimore.” 

First lady Dawn Moore talks to scholars in front of a painting of Frederick Douglass during a tour of Government House.

First lady Dawn Moore talks to scholars in front of a painting of Frederick Douglass during a tour of Government House.

Viewers have watched as Princaya, Davioin, Tyler, and Courtney progressed from curious sixth- graders in the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) CURE Scholars Program to young adults achieving their dreams of higher education and professional certification.

Join them during Black History Month as they sit down with first lady Dawn Moore and Joy Moore, mother of Wes Moore, Maryland’s first African American governor, to discuss pursuing dreams, overcoming racism, and making history. 

Their conversations will be shared in four weekly episodes during Black History Month on UMB social media channels.

Episode 1: See Me Rise

Episode 2: You Belong in the Room  

 

Episode 3: First, but not Last

The UMB CURE Scholars Program is a groundbreaking year-round program that seeks to empower middle school and high school students in West Baltimore for competitive and rewarding research, health care, and STEM-related career opportunities. For information on how to become a CURE Scholar or a mentor, visit CURE Scholars.