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Struggling For Equality

 
 
Struggling For Equality Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.686′ N, 76° 37.112′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Hamburg Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
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
Marker with I-395 in the background image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Marker with I-395 in the background
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Bricks and Pianos to Football (about 700 feet away); Federal Hill and Otterbein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maryland Stadium Complex at Ostend and Warner Streets (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salvation Army (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richard H. Trainor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil Rights
 
Park and Struggling For Equality marker, as seen from Solo Gibbs Park image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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