Press, Media & Publications

Eaddy Family Win’s the Battle for Their Home: “This victory is for us–all of us,” says Sonia Eaddy. 
Baltimore Sun  “This victory is for us–all of us,”

Press conference:

City Announces Updates to Poppleton Redevelopment Project  Monday Jul 18th, 2022- PRESS RELEASE

Fern Shen, “Victory for Poppleton: The Eaddys can stay, the Sarah Ann houses will be saved and rehabbed,” Baltimore Brew, July 18, 2022.

Hallie Miller, Sophie Kasakove and Adam Willis, “Residents win fight to save Poppleton properties from redevelopment project,” Baltimore Banner, July 18, 2022.

Giacomo Bologna, “Sonia Eaddy wins decadeslong fight to save her home in Baltimore’s Poppleton neighborhood: ‘This victory is for us — all of us’” Baltimore Sun, July 19, 2022.

Woman wins decades-long fight to save her home in Baltimore,” Washington Post on July 20, 2022

Marcus Dieterle, “Eaddy family can keep their Poppleton home; Black Women Build to restore Sarah Ann Street houses,” Baltimore Fishbowl,” July 18, 2022.

Melody Simmons, “Center/West developer, residents strike agreement on disputed demolition,” July 18, 2022.

Sheridan Wall, “After Decades-Long Fight, A Poppleton Family Will Keep Their Home,” Bloc by Block News, July 21, 2022.

CBS News:

WBAL (Barry Sims):

FOX 45:

Saving Poppleton: How an urban development conflict was resolved, WYPR Midday with Tom Hall, July 27, 2022.

Lisa Snowden, “Black Neighborhoods Matter: Poppleton’s Sonia Eaddy Fought City Hall and a New York Developer–and Won,” Baltimore Beat, August 9, 2022.

J. Brian Charles, “Land Grab: Why a Desperate City Kept Cutting Deals with a Developer Who Didn’t Deliver,” Baltimore Beat, August 9, 2021.

WYPR Midday with Tom Hall, Saving Poppleton: How an urban development conflict was resolved, July 27, 2022.

Charles Cohen, “Opinion: After her eminent domain win in Poppleton, Sonia Eaddy’s fight is just beginning,” Baltimore Banner, August 17, 2022. 

Ashley McDowell, ‘I think it’s essential’: Poppleton community receiving new renovations WMAR, October 13, 2022.

Fern Shen, Poppleton residents, who thought they scored a win in July, now feel left out, Baltimore Brew, November 3, 2022. 

Jaisal Noor, The Grassroots Fight for Housing Justice in Baltimore, Yes Magazine, December 27, 2022.

February 2023 – Administrative complaint with HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) against Baltimore City, Mayor Brandon Scott, and the City Council for consistent violations of the Fair Housing Act – see 

Giacomo Bologna, Former residents of Black neighborhood want feds to investigate displacement in Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, February 13, 2023.

Hallie Miller and Sophie Kasakove, Former Poppleton resident, nonprofit allege Fair Housing Act violations in federal complaint, Baltimore Banner, February 13, 2023. 

Melody Simmons, Poppleton residents, activists file federal unfair housing complaint against city, Baltimore Business Journal, February 13, 2023 

Wambui Kamau, Kristen Mosbrucker, Baltimore Poppleton residents attorneys’ file Fair Housing Act complaint against city with HUD, WYPR, February 13, 2023.

Barry Simms, Poppleton residents file complaint, citing Fair Housing Act violations, WBAL, February 13, 2023.

Brittney Verner, Poppleton residents file complaint after their community hasn’t improved, WMAR, February 13, 2023.

Robert Lang, Poppleton residents file complaint against city, citing Fair Housing Act violations, WBAL NewRadio, February 13, 2023.

Previous Stories

Nicole King, “Sounds of a City: Podcasts and Public Humanities in Baltimore,” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Volume 25, Number 1 (2021).

Nicole King and Michelle Stefano, “Community-Based Methods for Envisioning Deindustrialization: Mapping Baybrook and Mill Stories Projects of Baltimore, USA” in Onciul, B.A., Stefano, M.L., and Hawke, S., eds. Engaging Heritage: Engaging Communities (Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2017), 119-137.

A Typology of the Publicly Engaged Humanities  Humanities for All,  Oct. 2018

Do Listen to Strangers  UMBC Grit-X, Oct. 2018

UMBC Shriver Center explores civil disobedience and social justice fifty years after Catonsville Nine UMBC News, April 28, 2018

Bickel, B., B. Shewbridge, R. Hübler, and A. Oskoz, 2017. Faculty reflections at the intersection of digital storytelling and community engagement. In Digital storytelling in higher education: International perspectives, ed. G. Jamissen, P. Hardy, Y. Nordkvelle and H. Pleasants, pp. 377-389.  London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Michelle Stefano and Bill Shewbridge screen ‘Mill Stories’ documentary in Baltimore UMBC News, March 8, 2016

‘Mill Stories’ documentary shows history of Sparrows Point, loss felt by former workers  Baltimore Sun, March 6, 2016

Strong as Steel: “Mill Stories” Recalls Sparrows Point Steelworkers  WYPR “Maryland Morning” March 4, 2016

UMBC humanities students produce radio series exploring history and culture of Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District UMBC News, Dec. 18, 2015

Baltimore Traces: Communities In Transition – Student Roundtable WEAA Marc Steiner Show, Dec. 11, 2015

Starting at Sparrows Point, humanities research amplifies voices and histories of Baltimore communities  UMBC News, Dec. 1, 2015

Mill Stories: Deindustrialization as Public History “Cross Ties”  Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, Nov. 2015

UMBC Awarded Maryland Humanities Council Grant for “Mapping Dialogues” Project UMBC News, July 9, 2015

American Studies and Media and Communication Studies Students Produce Radio Series for The Marc Steiner Show UMBC News, May 28, 2015

UMBC Students Present Baltimore Traces: Station North in Transition WEAA Marc Steiner Show, May 22, 2015

UMBC Students Present Baltimore Traces: Greektown in Transition  WEAA Marc Steiner Show, May 22, 2015

Nicole King, “Preserving Places, Making Spaces in Baltimore: Seeing the Connections of Research, Teaching, and Service as Justice,” Journal of Urban History, May 2014, Vol. 40 (3), 425-449.

“The Mill Stories Project: Safeguarding the Living Cultural Heritage of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill, Maryland, USA”  United Nations Development Programme Global Thematic Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda,  September 27, 2014

Baltimore Sun Features UMBC Faculty, Students in Front-Page BreakingGround Story  UMBC News, Feb. 12, 2013

UMBC students use new media to document a dying industrial past , Baltimore Sun, Feb. 11, 2013

Sparrows Point: A year after collapse, unsettled lives  This special feature from the Baltimore Sun features videos from the “Mill Stories” project