Looking for Liberty: An Overview of Maryland History presents an integrated history of the struggle for social, political, religious, and economic freedom.

Paul A. Shackel shows how the exhibit spans a large period of time focused on the struggles of Marylanders, from Margaret Brent’s petition for the right to vote in the Maryland assembly in 1648 as a woman to the story of Thurgood Marshall’s argument for admission to The University of Maryland Law School based on the premise of Brown v Board .

Shackel reflects on the compelling nature of the exhibit, believing it makes history relevant to visitors.