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An Interactive History Of African-American Education In Baltimore

Christopher Kojzar

In a new exhibit at Carroll Mansion, you can rub chalk dust into the crevices of engraved words, highlighting newspaper coverage of the 1889 graduating class of the first public high school for African Americans in Maryland. 

Artists Christopher Kojzar and Mollye Bendel, members of the art collective strikeWare, tell us how they've presented the history of African-American education in Baltimore in an interactive exhibit titled, "Renovations".

Carroll Mansion is open Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 pm.On February 8, from 2-3:30 pm. you can attend a gallery talk about the exhibiton. Click here to learn more about Male and Female Colored School Number 1.

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