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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Upton, Maryland
Location of Upton
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In concert with many of Old West Baltimore’s civil rights organizations and leaders, African Americans entered the political arena.
As far back as 1792, Thomas Brown, an African American horse doctor and veteran of the Revolutionary War, ran . . . — — Map (db m168822) HM|
The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal congregation is the oldest independent black institution in Baltimore. Its origins date back to the late 18th century, when blacks withdrew from the parent Methodist Church in protest against racially . . . — — Map (db m6237) HM|
| Front panel Billie Holiday 1915-1959-Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen and she was sixteen and I was three-God Bless the Child.
Right side panel Billie Holiday Born Ellanora Harris, in . . . — — Map (db m101670) HM|
|In the 1930s, Old West Baltimore matured into a self-sustaining, thriving community that nurtured the mind, body and spirit. Old West Baltimore was home to many churches, shops, professional offices, banks and financial institutions, educational . . . — — Map (db m168766) HM|
|Although the Pennsylvania Avenue of the 1920s was Baltimore’s premier shopping district for African Americans, many of the businesses that served them were owned by whites who refused to hire African Americans from the neighborhood.
In 1933, . . . — — Map (db m168767) HM|
|Communities grow in direct proportion to their access to capital. Potential homebuyers and business owners in Old West Baltimore needed access to money. In 1896, Everett J. Waring, along with some of Baltimore’s most prominent African Americans, . . . — — Map (db m168768) HM|
| Working with the Mutual United Brotherhood of Liberty (MUBL), a small group of African American lawyers living in Baltimore were committed to erasing racism within the law. But first they had to fight for the right to practice law in Maryland, . . . — — Map (db m168769) HM|
The creation of Baltimore’s premier African American neighborhood, which began with African Americans buying houses along Druid Hill Avenue, sparked segregation battles and practices throughout the country and the world. Dramatic change from . . . — — Map (db m168782) HM|
The sudden rise of Old West Baltimore’s premier African American community occurred on a foundation of diversity. Even though it was segregated from many white areas, it was still made up of a variety of people. African Americans from all . . . — — Map (db m168824) HM|
Churches serve as more than places of worship in Baltimore’s black communities. Led by strong clergy, African American churches have nurtured the soul, fed, clothed, and housed the poor, fought for civil rights, supported business and job . . . — — Map (db m168821) HM|
|This is a community park developed by the Special Impact Neighborhood Improvement Program and the Department of Recreatoin and Parks dedicated to the memory of Henry Highland Garnet by the Henry Highland Garnet Neighborhood Council.
Henry . . . — — Map (db m6236) HM|
|PS 103 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Old West Baltimore National Register Historic District. It is one of the attractions along the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail scheduled to open in 2008 by the Baltimore . . . — — Map (db m101955) HM|
|Servant of God, Champion of the People, Mother of Freedom May 25, 1976 Erected by the Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History In Cooperation with the Amoco Foundation, Inc. — — Map (db m6238) HM|
|Old West Baltimore helped shape some of America’s greatest African American writers, artists and performers. From novelists like Amelia Johnson and Zora Neale Hurston, to artists like Romare Bearden, to the performers who appeared at The Arena . . . — — Map (db m168760) HM|
|In Memory of Rev. Dr. Vernon Nathaniel Dobson, October 29, 1923-January 26, 2013.
A Civil Rights Leader who Marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. King. Helped desegregate Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, Founded the Maryland Food Bank, . . . — — Map (db m101655) HM|
|Named in honor of its original location, Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church descends from the first black congregation in Baltimore. In 1797, blacks gatehred at 112-116 Sharp Street, where the Maryland Society for the Abolition of Slavery . . . — — Map (db m6239) HM|
|Augusta Chissell & Margaret Hawkins held meetings of African American women's suffrage clubs here in their neighboring homes 1915-1916. — — Map (db m143007) HM|
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail – a journey through Baltimore’s premier historic African American community. Here you will meet civil rights leaders, artists and musicians, attend historic African American churches, and . . . — — Map (db m168817) HM|
| As the Old West Baltimore neighborhood matured, Pennsylvania Avenue became a mix of theaters, shops, pubs, beauty parlors, barber shops, lunch rooms, hotel and professional offices. By the 1910s, patrons shortened the name to the . . . — — Map (db m168773) HM|
|"Why, of all the multitudinous groups of people in this country, do you have to single out Negroes and give them separate treatment?" Thurgood Marshall reproached the Supreme Court with this and other questions in the landmark civil rights case . . . — — Map (db m6636) HM|
|Union Baptist Church incorporated on May 10, 1852 as the second-oldest Negro Baptist church in Baltimore. This structure was built at a cost of $51,256 and dedicated on December 17, 1905. Architect William J. Beardsley designed the church in a Late . . . — — Map (db m101636) HM|