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A Neighborhood That Worked

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Facebook page for "Cherry Hill - Raising Successful Black Children in Jim Crow Baltimore"

Linda Morris’s book is Cherry Hill: Raising Successful Black Children in Jim Crow Baltimore. She describes the isolated community as a haven for African American families, and tells how her family withstood the indignity of segregation when they traveled out of their neighborhood.

Fellow contributor Sidney Ellis reminisces about the joys of mother-daughter banquets and Linda’s brother attorney John Morris describes parents instilling a self-confidence that stays with him still.

Hear more about the history of Cherry Hill at an event at the Reginald  F. Lewis Museum on September 7th. More information here. And check out the book's Facebook page to see photos.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.