Ed Orser, American Studies, to Lead Tour (10/23)

Join Ed Orser, American studies, for a walking tour through the Greater Rosemont neighborhood of West Baltimore on Saturday, October 23, at 10 a.m.

In the early 1950s, the neighborhoods of Greater Rosemont flipped from nearly exclusively white to almost completely African American through a period of rapid “white flight.” The new residents established a stable middle-class community that successfully resisted demolition by the “Highway to Nowhere.”

This two-hour walking tour will take visitors from the very beginnings of the neighborhood as a streetcar suburb up through the present day and the prospect of the new Red Line light rail route.

The tour is part of the Race and Place in Baltimore Neighborhoods series and was developed by Orser in conjunction with Baltimore Heritage and other community organizations, including UMBC’s Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture.

For more information or to register for the tours, visit: http://www.baltimoreheritage.org/2010/09/join-us-in-october-for-race-and-place-in-baltimore-neighborhoods/.

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