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Lunch and Learn: Researching Baltimore’s Historic Laurel Cemetery

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hosts: Presented by The Maryland State Archives in collaboration with The Enoch Pratt Free Library and The Maryland Four Centuries Project Speakers: Professors Isaac Shearn and Elgin Klugh Location: Online Event Laurel Cemetery was incorporated in 1852 as the first nondenominational cemetery for African Americans in Baltimore, quickly becoming a popular place of burial across Black Baltimore’s socioeconomic spectrum. After changing ownership several times, the last owners failed to maintain the property and declared bankruptcy in 1952. The cemetery was demolished in 1958 to make room for the development of...

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