Professors from University of Baltimore and Coppin Uncover the History of Laurel Cemetery
"Laurel Cemetery opened in 1852 as the first non-religious cemetery for Baltimore’s African-American community. About 20 percent the size of Green Mount Cemetery, it became the final resting place for Union soldiers, African Methodist Episcopal bishops, civil rights leaders, businessmen and professionals from the city’s black middle class....The cemetery — or some of it, at least — was moved in the 1950s. Now [Professors] Castanzo and Klugh have joined forces to excavate its lost history."
Unsanctioned Demolition of St. Vincent's Infant Asylum in Upton
The Pre-Civil-War building at 1411 Division Street served as an orphanage until 1934. Read more about its demolition in this Baltimore Fishbowl article from February 27, 2018.
Alex Brown & Sons Building
Learn about the fate of the Alex Brown & Sons Building and the future of this Baltimore landmark in this Baltimore Sun story from February 8, 2018.
Thomas Saunders Obituary
Mr. Saunders "started a two-day Black History Month February tour that drew 5,000 people, many of them schoolchildren and senior citizens, who boarded buses to visit a home owned by Frederick Douglass and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum. He owned and operated Renaissance Productions and Tours. 'I am the type of man who can find history out of anything,' Mr. Saunders said in a 1999 Sun article. Mr. Saunders often gave his tours in conjunction with local museums. He had partnerships with the Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania Avenue and was among the founders of Baltimore’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade. He also worked to honor Mother Mary Lange, who founded the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1829, and singer Billie Holiday." Read more about him in this Baltimore Sun obituary from January 16, 2018.
Play about the Cone Sisters
"All She Must Possess" made its debut at Rep Stage, Horowitz Center, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. repstage.org.
Read more about the play in the Baltimore Sun story from February 7, 2018