The Otobo Project

Laurel Cemetery, on Belair Road just opposite Clifton Park Golf Course, was once the final resting place for thousands of Baltimore’s African American citizens, including Civil War veterans.  Many of these individuals were quite prominent, including lawyer and civil rights leader, Pauli Murray, Lillie Carroll Jackson, Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne, Cab Calloway, and many others. …

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Carroll’s Hundred

A Brief Historical Saga — For twenty-five years, the Carroll Park Foundation focused, laser-like, on educating the public and protecting the historical record of one of Baltimore’s most significant Revolutionary Period landmarks.  The remnant of a 3,000-acre plantation, it is located in Carroll Park within minutes of the Inner Harbor.  Today, it is familiar as …

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Baltimore Beats

This past August, as Carroll’s Hundred was gearing up to launch its new website, in a curious twist of synchronicity, the New York Times Magazine announced a ground-breaking historic initiative, The 1619 Project.  As I read Jake Silverstein’s introduction, I remember thinking, the objectives of 1619 sound very similar to the ones Carroll’s Hundred has …

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