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Struggling For Equality

 
 
Struggling For Equality Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
1. Struggling For Equality Marker
Inscription.  Slavery, segregation, discrimination, and the struggle for equality have defined the African American experience in Baltimore. At the start of the Civil War, Baltimore had 25,680 free blacks-more than any other U.S. city-and only 2,218 slaves. Over the next century, blacks increasingly were confined to residences near the city center, where many lived in substandard housing and competed with European immigrants for jobs as domestics or laborers. Restaurants, schools, and other facilities were segregated until the mid-1900s. The NAACP, CORE, and other groups pressed for fair housing and other civil rights. By the 1960s African Americans had gained new housing opportunities on both sides of the Gwynns Falls.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail series list.
 
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16.686′ N, 76° 37.112′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Sharp-Leadenhall. Marker is on West Hamburg Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 183 W Hamburg St, Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Solo Gibbs Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Leadenhall Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gwynns Falls Trail (about 400 feet away); From Bricks and Pianos to Football (about 700 feet away); Johnny Unitas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Hill and Otterbein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 8-10 Montgomery Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Marker with I-395 in the background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Marker with I-395 in the background
Park and Struggling For Equality marker, as seen from Solo Gibbs Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
3. Park and Struggling For Equality marker, as seen from Solo Gibbs Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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