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Stadium Area in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry G. Parks, Jr.

1916 - 1989

 
 
Henry G. Parks, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 20, 2022
1. Henry G. Parks, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Henry G. Parks, Jr., entrepreneur and civil rights pioneer, founded the Parks Sausage Company in 1951. On this site, Parks built a facility that employed 270 workers while advancing integration and equity in the workplace. Parks distributed products from virginia to New England, and in 1969 Parks became the first Black-owned company to offer stock on a national basis. Parks served on numerous boards; he was also a politician and economic development strategist.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust; Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 39° 16.774′ N, 76° 37.402′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in the Stadium Area. Marker is at the intersection of West Hamburg Street and Russell Street when traveling east on West Hamburg Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 W Hamburg St, Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Johnny Unitas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Bricks and Pianos to Football (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maryland Stadium Complex at Ostend and Warner Streets (approx. ¼ mile away); Free State Pub (approx. ¼ mile away); Solo Gibbs Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Gwynns Falls Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Struggling For Equality (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Hill and Otterbein (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Henry G. Parks, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 20, 2022
2. Henry G. Parks, Jr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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