Struggling For Equality

Struggling For Equality (HM3RP)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.686', W 76° 37.112'

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Slavery, segregation, discrimination, and the struggle for equality have defined the African American experience in Baltimore. At the start of the Civil War, Baltimore had 25,680 free blacks-more than any other U.S. city-and only 2,218 slaves. Over the next century, blacks increasingly were confined to residences near the city center, where many lived in substandard housing and competed with European immigrants for jobs as domestics or laborers. Restaurants, schools, and other facilities were segregated until the mid-1900s. The NAACP, CORE, and other groups pressed for fair housing and other civil rights. By the 1960s African Americans had gained new housing opportunities on both sides of the Gwynns Falls.
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HM NumberHM3RP
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
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Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 10:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360394 N 4348886
Decimal Degrees39.27810000, -76.61853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.686', W 76° 37.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 41.16" N, 76° 37' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1991 Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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