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Old West Baltimore

Old West Baltimore

by Philip Jackson Merrill

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Overview

The Old West Baltimore community is the nation's largest registered African American historic district. The designated Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District is the commercial main street in this area. The Colored High and Training School (later renamed Frederick Douglass High School), along with other segregated schools within the district, produced many prominent individuals, including Thurgood Marshall, the nation's first African American Supreme Court justice, and Lucy Diggs Slowe, educator, tennis champion, and one of the 16 founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Many notable people have visited the area, such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Garvey, and Princess Wee Wee. Philip Jackson Merrill is the CEO and founder of Nanny Jack & Company, an African American heritage consulting business. He served for eight seasons as a Chesapeake Collectibles appraiser on Maryland Public Television (MPT) and for six seasons as an Antiques Roadshow appraiser and the Black Americana specialist. He is the author of The Art of Collecting Black Memorabilia (1998) and Black America Series: Baltimore (1999) and the editor of The World War II Black Regiment That Built the Alaska Military Highway (2002). He maintains the Old West Baltimore website. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467105781
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/09/2020
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,095,496
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Philip Jackson Merrill is the CEO and founder of Nanny Jack & Company, an African American heritage consulting business. He served for eight seasons as a Chesapeake Collectibles appraiser on Maryland Public Television (MPT) and for six seasons as an Antiques Roadshow appraiser and the Black Americana specialist. He is the author of The Art of Collecting Black Memorabilia (1998) and Black America Series: Baltimore (1999) and the editor of The World War II Black Regiment That Built the Alaska Military Highway (2002). He maintains the Old West Baltimore website.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Creating Black Wealth 9

2 Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street 35

3 Segregated Education 61

4 Sacred Sites of Worship 79

5 Fighting for the Cause 99

6 Pillars-of Strength in the Community 115

Index 127

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