A Place Called Poppleton Community Presentation

Recorded May 12, 2021


Join us for a presentation of our research.

A Place Called Poppleton documents the history and culture of the Poppleton neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.
UMBC American Studies students produced a StoryMap virtual tour, zine, and walking tour brochure on Poppleton with a focus on the neighborhood’s African American history and places lost or endangered due to redevelopment. Artist Markele Cullins designed the zine based on student research.
Our goal was to document and share engaging stories of the past and present through archival research and listening to those who live, work, and are connected to Poppleton. We hope the project will be a monument to the past and present people of Poppelton and West Baltimore.
We worked in collaboration with Curtis Eaddy II and the Historic Preservation Committee of the Southwest Partnership and Sonia Eaddy of the Poppleton Now neighborhood association. UMBC’s Media Production Fellows produced the videos for the virtual tour and interviews with local residents.
We thank everyone who took the time to talk with us and all those people past and present working to build strong neighborhoods in West Baltimore.

We apologize for anything we get wrong.

Research is ongoing, please contact Prof. Nicole King nking@umbc.edu for more information.
A Place Called Poppleton is part of the Baltimore Traces project: https://baltimoretraces.umbc.edu/
AMST 422 Students:
Kwame Amoh, Forrest Caskey, Mitch Casper, Emily Chetelat, Bob Cross, Brandon Delivuk, Lauren Garry-Schoonover, Claire Gautrois, Phillip-Mathew Golden, Kayla Miller, Cameron Rybacki, and Alex Tomlinson
MCS Production Fellows:
Deysi Chitic-Amaya, Leah Iannuzzi, Ashlee Kreiger, Sam Murrill, Justin Okpara, Eva Tsitohay