Baltimore Museum of Industry Kicks Off ‘Changing Baltimore’ Series

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BaltimoreMuseumOfIndustry-FromQuaycatch of the day fish (2)A new series of programs at the Baltimore Museum of Industry will look at a topic connected to the many other conversations happening around race and poverty in the city. “Changing Baltimore” will look at how the loss of manufacturing and industrial jobs changed the area.

First up is an event that’s particularly timely during Black History Month with Princeton University Professor Patricia Fernández-Kelly. She is the author of The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State.

Fernández-Kelly will discuss “the links between race, poverty, and joblessness within Baltimore’s African American community,” according to the event announcement. The event is set for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

The event is free with museum admission, providing a chance to explore the BMI’s temporary exhibit, Baltimore Then and Now. It’s a collection of iconic photos of the city, featuring archival photos from BGE side-by-side with how the landmarks look in the present day.

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