Martin Luther King Speaks in Baltimore 1958 Articles

Martin Luther King Speaks in Baltimore 1958

   

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I never will forget the experience that came to all of us on that night,

that the old nation was to pass away and a new nation to come

into being. I remember as we stood out there where hundreds and

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Jesse Jackson Scourged in The Baltimore Times Articles

Jesse Jackson Scourged in The Baltimore Times

   

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What Jackson contributed to black life and culture is no small matter. When he joined Martin and SCLC in 1963,

he organized Chicago’s black clergymen in support of King. In 1966, he coordinated efforts that

 challenged the northern racism that prevented integration of schools and open housing. He also … Read the rest

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Inequities of Baltimore Black Youth Articles

Inequities of Baltimore Black Youth

   

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  We should not join the Right and the White Nationalists in their anti-black youth rhetoric. We should

be looking for more and more ways we can support youth responses to their social and class oppression.

 

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Statistics on the Inequities Facing

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Down on All Four in Baltimore Articles

Down on All Four in Baltimore

   

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Blackberry mysteries & aching secrets

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bouncing ripe breasts eyed in honey lips

 African hips rock healing rhythms

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with flat bellies & global asses curving

 

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Down on All Four in Baltimore

By Rudolph Lewis

 

Budding tender leaves unfold, paint

treetops & blue skies with green

 

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Community Unrest: The Rise of Baltimore Local 1199 Articles

Community Unrest: The Rise of Baltimore Local 1199

   

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My introduction to many of the issues confronting working people and their unions occurred

in 1959 when my father, my neighbors, and my uncles went on strike against Bethlehem Steel.

I learned that this strike of the United Steelworkers of America (USW) was a national event

 that had the … Read the rest

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A Christian Goon Squad in Black Baltimore Articles

A Christian Goon Squad in Black Baltimore

   

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These wise guys—the “Goon Squad”—Negro college men (mostly) who could appreciate

poetry and oratory, or a fine turn of phrase, were at the center and height of their

political engagement of racism so as to make America fulfill its promises to men, women,

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Baltimore City Council Articles

Baltimore City Council

   

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Baltimore was one of the few cities in which Blacks held high public offices. This was because

Maryland after the Civil War did not deny Blacks the right to vote as many states did

 

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President Elected at-large to a four year term of office, the … Read the rest

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Baltimore Slave Markets Articles

Baltimore Slave Markets

   

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The end of the slave jails in Baltimore was on July 24, 1863

Colonel Birney . . . proceeded to Slatter’s jail . . . enlisted the male Negroes

in the army and liberated the female slaves.

 

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Baltimore’s Old Slave Markets

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Baltimore History Articles

Baltimore History

   

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Although slavery was legal in Baltimore and in the state of Maryland, free blacks developed

churches and other organizations to assist their persecuted brothers and sisters. There were more

 free persons of color than slaves in Baltimore, more than any other Southern city.

 

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Baltimore Orator  Barry Michael Cooper Articles

Baltimore Orator  Barry Michael Cooper

   

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This is what I would do on Saturdays in the summer time. At nine o’clock in the morning I’d go to the Schomburg Library on 135th Street. You could sit down at the Schomburg and read Countee Cullen or Wallace Thurman’s The Blacker the Berry. We could read anything … Read the rest

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