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July 2020

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

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States + Google Map
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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.

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Roadblocks: The Effects of Highways In and Around Druid Hill Park

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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Join public artist Graham Coreil-Allen and environmental activist Jennifer Kunze as they explore the cultural and environmental impacts of cars in and around Druid Hill Park. Beginning in the 1940s, car-oriented planning deprived neighboring residents of the public health, cultural, and economic benefits of Druid Hill Park. Construction of the Druid Hill Expressway and the Jones Falls Expressway resulted in dangerous five-to-nine-lane-wide highways encapsulating the park, and blocking access by nearby residents. Further, this influx of cars brought increased air pollution into the neighborhoods.

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