AMST 422/682: A Place Called Poppleton (spring 2021)

Stories from Sowebo: A Place Called Poppleton

Wednesdays – 4 – 6:30pm (online) – Prof. Nicole King – [email protected] w/ community fellow Curtis Eaddy of the Southwest Partnership

AMST 422/682 is a public humanities seminar where students develop a preservation project on the overlooked history of a Baltimore neighborhood. As part of the Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition project students will explore the city’s social history with a focus on the southwest neighborhood of Poppleton. Poppleton’s history is a case study exploring the ravages of urban renewal, highway construction, and redevelopment as well as the rich traditions of African American culture in West Baltimore.

This course will educate students in documenting and preserving cultural history through place-based research and oral history/ethnographic methods.

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