Morgan Park Presentation & Tour
Saturday March 13th, 10:00am
Due to all the snow in February, our celebration of Black History Month will now be in March!
Join the Baltimore Architecture Foundation as we tour the Morgan Park neighborhood with Prof. Dale Glenwood Green, Associate AIA, NTHP, LEED AP of Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning.
Morgan Park is significant for its concentration of more than 145 historic detached residential dwellings, including the Morgan State University Presidents House, Dr. Carl J. Murphy residence which was frequented by Robert Kennedy, and the primary residence owned and occupied by Dr. W.E.B DuBois and his family; now a Baltimore City Landmark.
Developed in 1917, during the time of Jim Crow, Morgan Park provided housing for the faculty of then, Morgan College, now Morgan State University and other African-Americans who were legally barred by covenant from neighboring communities.
Today, it is a uniquely unknown neighborhood that warrants local, state and national recognition as it remains the only African-American neighborhood developed from the faculty of a historically black college or university (HBCU) that is still intact and thriving. Professor Green and his students have been researching and documenting the neighborhood’s history. Please join us for a brief presentation in the Student Center followed by 45 minute walking tour through Morgan Park.
Free for Members/$10 Non-Members
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