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The History & Achievements of the African American Community in Fell’s Point 1797-1860s
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Since its colonial founding in the1760’s Fell’s Point as Baltimore’s first deep water port has been home to a diverse population including both free and enslaved blacks who found employment in the thriving maritime industries that made the city an international shipping destination.
To commemorate the 220th Anniversary of the incorporation of Fell’s Point with its adjacent colonial neighbors of Jones Town & Baltimore Town into Baltimore City, THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY is presenting a FREE LECTURE SERIES consisting of four speakers who will highlight the history of the African-American Community, its contributions in defining its place in the development of Fell’s Point as the port of Baltimore and its associations with the historic row of 18th century timber framed houses on S. Wolfe St.
This first lecture will feature Bryan Blundell speaking on the construction of the South Wolfe Street houses in 1797 and their role in providing housing and opportunities for African-American ship caulkers.