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Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr’s Beach

Destination was popular resort during era of segregation By Mary Gail Hare (The Baltimore Sun, October 13, 2011) Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy … Continue reading

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Sharon Bernstein Peyton Remembers the Bluesette

By Sharon Bernstein Peyton (via “The Bluesette/Blues Back Alley, owned by Art and Sharon Peyton, was a non-alcoholic night club in central Baltimore City at 2439 North Charles Street, near 25th St., Charles Village. It was in operation from 1965 … Continue reading

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“Streets of Baltimore” by Ivory Joe Hunter

Ivory Joe Hunter (October 10, 1914 – November 8, 1974) was an African American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist, best known for his hit recording, “Since I Met You, Baby” (1956). Billed as The Baron of the Boogie, he was … Continue reading

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Baltimore, My Home Town – WCAO Baltimore

Youtube user grahamc231 posted this gem: “This is a promotional record for WCAO Baltimore (600 on the AM dial), that was released in 1961. Euel Box wrote the tune, which was then recorded by Terry Lee Jenkins (using lyrics written locally … Continue reading

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