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You Will Find It Handy: Documenting Green Book Sites in Maryland with Anne Bruder

July 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support the 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.

The Green Book was created as a guide by and for African Americans to safely find everyday amenities like restaurants, shops, and motels in a segregated America. Historian Anne Bruder studied the Green Book to identify sites in eleven states. Research of Green Book sites documents the physical legacy of Jim Crow-era segregation and has revealed over 100 sites in 26 towns across Maryland.

About the Presenter
Anne E. Bruder is the Senior Architectural Historian for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration where she has worked since 2001. She worked for the Maryland Historical Trust from 1997 to 2001. Her work for MDOT SHA has allowed her to investigate several post-World War II structures in the suburbs, including the Atomic Energy Commission Building in Germantown, Montgomery County.

As a transportation historian, her interests in 20th century events, travel and the built environment come together in the Green Book studies. She is the author of “Playing and Staying Along Maryland’s Highways,” which is the poster presentation regarding buildings in eleven states that are listed in The Green Book, and a contributor to the Green Book overview poster “You Will Find It Handy.”

Ms. Bruder also contributed and presented on the exhibit “Ms. Mod”: Women’s Contribution to Mid-Century Modernism in Maryland,” about the work of twelve 20th Century women architects in Maryland. She received her AB from Smith College and her MAH from the University of Virginia. Ms. Bruder lives in the Baltimore high rise designed by Mies van der Rohe.


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