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40 African American Communities in Balt Co

February 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Forty African-American Communities in Baltimore County

Saturday, February 26, from 2 to 3:30 pm on ZOOM

Louis S. Diggs

This online presentation is designed to help citizens of Baltimore County and the State of Maryland to learn the history of the forty historic African-American communities in Baltimore County, Maryland. A map reflecting the location of these designated historic communities in included. At the conclusion, Mr. Diggs of the Diggs-Johnson Museum will answer questions and lead discussion.

Louis S. Diggs is a writer and historian who has championed the study and sharing of African-American history in Baltimore County for over 25 years. After serving in the Korean War, he worked in the DC public schools for 19 years before retiring. He was inspired by his work as a substitute teacher at Catonsville High School to chronicle and share Baltimore County African-American history. Beginning in 1995, he has published 13 books on the subject. He has been honored by many groups, including the State of Maryland. In 2016, Baltimore County established the Louis S. Diggs Award in honor of his work preserving African American History in Baltimore County. 

Part of our Speaker Series. Admission: FREE to HSBC members; Non-members also FREE, Registration required

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While we are offering this program for free, as a nonprofit in these challenging times we certainly appreciate any support you offer by joining as a member or making a donation. You can do this below if you choose.

Location: Note this is a virtual presentation hosted on Zoom ONLY. 

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Historical Society of Baltimore County
Diggs-Johnson Museum

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