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Shining a spotlight on Baltimore’s 'Guardians'

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"The Guardians" is a photo documentary and storytelling project held at The Peale at Carroll Mansion. Credit: Kirby Griffin

A new exhibit highlights Black women pushing for change across Baltimore. Artist Whitney Frazier gives us an inside look at the project, titled, "The Guardians: Reshaping History."

And we speak with one of the "Guardians," Gwen Brown. For decades she has advocated for recreation centers, after-school programs, and jobs for young people. Brown says she is motivated by the persistence of others.

See portraits - taken by photographer Kirby Griffin - and listen to interviews with the "Guardians" here. Find details about tomorrow's opening celebration here.

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.