Documenting One State’s Struggles with Equality

By Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily — May 16, 2007 1 min read
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Under a partnership with the Maryland Historical Society, students at Doris M. Johnson High School in Baltimore are uncovering new chapters in black history, Gregory Kane writes in a column in the Baltimore Sun. The historical society has partnered with the school for the past three years to explore a variety of topics in Maryland history. For the past two years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has underwritten the project, which is called “Keep on Movin’ Toward Freedom: The ‘Free’ State’s Struggle with Equality.” This week, students gave oral presentations on their research. Among their topics: the “March on Annapolis” in 1942, when 1,800 black Marylanders traveled to the state capital to protest police brutality and racial discrimination in Baltimore. The students’ work has been encapsulated in a 95-page paperback book.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.