Baltimore Heritage is thrilled to share the news that the Eaddy family and all of the advocates in Poppleton have won. The city just announced that it will not evict the Eaddy family (they will get to continue to own their homes), and that the City is selling the Sarah Ann Street alley houses to non-profit developer Black Women Build for $1 each. Black Women Build has already started thinking through their rehab and eventual sale, with the former tenants getting first priority. This has been 20 years in the making and is a huge victory. A big thank you and congratulations to the Eaddy family and Organize Poppleton for their sustained campaign to save these historic homes. We’ll share more later, but here is a wonderful Baltimore Brew article.
Save the Date: Bmore Historic is on September 23, 2022!
Baltimore’s annual unconference on people, places, and the past will be held in-person at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Friday, September 23, 2022!
What is Bmore Historic?
Bmore Historic is a participant-led unconference for people who care about public history and historic preservation in and around Baltimore. This includes historians, preservationists, museum professionals, archivists, librarians, humanities scholars, students, volunteer activists, Main Street board members, educators, and anyone interested in exploring the intersections between people, places, and the past in Baltimore and Maryland.
Unconferences are events run by participants. Attendees set the agenda for what’s discussed, lead the sessions and workshops that fill the schedule, and create an environment of innovation and productive discussion.
Past, in-person Bmore Historic unconferences have been structured around four session blocks: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. We usually have between four to six sessions in each of the time blocks for a total of twenty sessions throughout the day. Learn more about Bmore Historic or read our introduction to unconferences.
We hope to see you on September 23!
Announcing the Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project’s Inaugural Newsletter
Baltimore Heritage is delighted to have a guest blog post by Dr. Elgin Klugh, chair of the Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project, announcing the group’s inaugural newsletter! The Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project is dedicated to telling the untold history and fate of Baltimore’s first nonsectarian African American cemetery and the thousands of individuals buried there. Read more about it below!
The Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project is excited to share with you the inaugural issue of the Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project, Inc. newsletter. This is the first issue of future quarterly newsletters where we will report research findings, recent activities, and provide biographical profiles and feature articles of interest about Baltimore’s historic Laurel Cemetery.
It is our hope that you will appreciate, feel enriched by, and support our work as we strive to honor the thousands of individuals buried at Laurel Cemetery. Please join us as we uncover the forgotten past of this historic sacred ground.
Additional information can be found on the project’s website.
Please contact rememberlaurelcemetery
–Dr. Elgin Klugh
2021 Fall Lecture: Mapping Baltimore Apartheid (Virtual Talk!)
Our 2021 Fall Lecture is virtual this year! On Friday, join us and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation to kick off Doors Open Baltimore with Dr. Lawrence Brown, author of The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America! Register here!
Dr. Brown will put Baltimore under a microscope, looking at the causes of segregation and drawing on extensive research of data and policy. Brown will demonstrate how data visualization can be a tool to distribute resources to communities in need, and speak to the roles of design, planning, and preservation in healing and restoring redlined Black neighborhoods.
Dr. Brown’s presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by author and journalist Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson.
Participating discussants include:
Seema Iyer, Ph.D, Associate Director of the Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore
Tom Liebel, FAIA, Vice-President of Moseley Architects and CHAP Commission Chair
Nakita Reed, AIA, Associate, Quinn Evans Architects
A limited number of signed copies of The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America are available through the Baltimore Architecture Foundation bookstore at the Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design. Books can be purchased using one of the Eventbrite ticket options, either “Delivery” or Pick Up.” Further details on getting your book will be included in the confirmation email. Questions? Reach out to Nathan Dennies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors Open Baltimore 2021 includes a month’s worth of virtual and in-person programming. Visit www.doorsopenbaltimore.org for more information. We are pleased to be sponsoring this event in partnership with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, which is handling registration.
About this event
This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact email@example.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.
Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.
This talk is part of Free Fall Baltimore which is presented by BGE, and is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Introducing Our New Video Series on South Baltimore’s Industrial Legacy with the Baltimore Museum of Industry
Baltimore Heritage is pleased to be launching a new series, South Baltimore: In the Shadow of Industry, created with our friends at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Tune in on Wednesdays for five videos about different industrial sites in Locust Point. Today’s episode showcases the Procter & Gamble factory, today’s Under Armour headquarters!