Stories and More about Baltimore History and Personalities
Presented by: Mayor’s Office and the Baltimore National Heritage Area
City Hall, Board of Estimates Room- Program open to public
Noon – 1 pm
February 13 – Exploring the Black Experience in Fell’s Point, 1730-1890
In the city’s first two centuries, Fell’s Point was the commercial engine of Baltimore. Black laborers—some enslaved, some free—worked along side white workers in the maritime industries, building ships and loading and unloading cargo at numerous wharves and warehouses. Dr. Donna Hollie will discuss how the African American community (both enslaved and free) worked to improve the economic, religious, educational, and political climate in one of Baltimore City’s oldest neighborhoods.
Presenter: Dr. Donna Hollie is professor of history and chair of the Social Science Department at Sojourner-Douglass College.