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A Walk Down West Baltimore Street


Lion Brothers Building

Date & Time

May 18, 2019, 1:00 pm3:00 pm


A Walk Down West Baltimore Street is a public event featuring historical research and fieldwork on the 1000 to the 1500 blocks of West Baltimore Street. The final products include a public history zine and video recorded interviews debuting on Saturday, May 18 at the Lion Brothers Building. The project is a collaboration between two UMBC courses during spring 2019.

1pm: Zine and short film debut + Pizza from Zella's
2pm: Walking tour down West Baltimore Street

American Studies 422: Preserving Places, Making Spaces in Baltimore is an applied research course that addresses the importance of place to the diverse history and culture of Baltimore by developing innovative preservation and public humanities projects. We worked with Media & Communication Studies 484: Production Fellows, who recorded our interviews as part of the cultural documentation project.

Markele Cullins (Visual Arts) designed the zine.

Baltimore Traces is a project-based interdisciplinary teaching initiative, bringing faculty, students, and community members together to create media and public programming on Baltimore’s changing neighborhoods. For more see: https://baltimoretraces.umbc.edu/

This project was funded by the Hrabowski Innovation Grant, BreakingGround, and the CAHSS Grants for Pedagogy and Teaching