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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Agnew Speaks to Black Baltimore Leaders 1968 Articles

Agnew Speaks to Black Baltimore Leaders 1968

   

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 You met in secret with that demagogue and others like him—and you agreed, according

to published reports that have not been denied, that you would not openly criticize

any black spokesman, regardless of the content of his remarks. You were beguiled

by the rationalizations of unity; you were intimidated … Read the rest

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A Bone to Pick: saving baltimore’s Kids Articles

A Bone to Pick: saving baltimore’s Kids

   

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 The all-pervasive drug trade is nothing new to the black and poor communities of this city. The acceptance

of drug dealing and the admiration of drug thugs is a new convention that threatens to undermine every sector

of city life. Such a convention was never allowed to thrive in … Read the rest

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Abell Report on Baltimore Education

   

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  With respect to katrina and the dispossession of the poor in new orleans, the veil has been lifted:

the white workers have no control over the government. if they had any such control,

the u.s. government’s policies in new orleans would not have been anti-worker

 

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Black Baltimore Table Articles

Black Baltimore Table

Black Baltimore Table

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Blacks have had a major presence in the city of Baltimore since its founding in the early 1700s. They made their numbers relevant during the Revolutionary War. The British offered freedom to escaped slaves. Thus Blacks fought on both sides of this war and remained in the city afterwards.… Read the rest

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Kenya Mean Streets of Baltimore Africa

Kenya Mean Streets of Baltimore

Sorry, but Boys of Baraka is a disingenuous docu-drama which

fudges the truth in service of an infuriating, self-serving agenda,

namely, accolades and awards for the film itself,

Kenya v. Mean Streets of Baltimore

Boys of Baraka

 Review by Kam Williams

After Born into Brothels won an Academy Award for Best Documentary, it was only a matter of time before … Read the rest

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