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Creating the Foundations of The Movement: Baltimore’s Civil Rights Bus Tour

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $20 | Register

Baltimore has an incredible history of Civil Rights activism. Join us on this bus tour to explore neighborhoods like Marble Hill, which gave rise to some of the fundamental pillars of the Civil Rights Movement. We will discover how luminaries like Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Thurgood Marshall, and our late congressman, Elijah Cummings, were at the forefront of the fight for equality for Black citizens. We’ll see sites of demonstrations against Jim Crow laws in Druid Hill Park and department stores near Lexington Market, as well as the homes of activists who waged legal battles against racist housing laws in West Baltimore. We’ll discuss the efforts to end segregation in schools and the work of Black suffragists to gain the right to vote. We hope you’ll join us to see how the incredible organizing of people like Lillie Carroll Jackson and Rev. Harvey Johnson promoted Civil Rights not just for Baltimoreans, but for Americans across the nation. 

 

Students are free

 

This tour will start and end near Lexington Market. This tour will be two-hours long with one stop where we disembark the bus and walk two blocks. There will be an option to stay on the bus and receive the same information as the walking portion. If you are a wheelchair user, please contact Molly Ricks (ricks@baltimoreheritage.org) to make a reservation.


This project has been financed in part with State funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $20
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Baltimore Heritage
Phone
410-332-9992
Email
info@baltimoreheritage.org
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Venue

211 N. Paca St, Baltimore, MD 21201
211 N Paca St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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