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This is Baltimore Too: Everyone's Place

As told by Linda Goss, National Association of Black Storytellers; David Fakunle, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

Story Narrative:

This is the third stop on the "This is Baltimore Too" tour of the community. Other parts of this tour are included in the archive too, just search for "Baltimore."

"[Singing] Everyone’s Place African Culture Center is one of fifty-four Black owned bookstores remaining in the United States. They have been in business for thirty years. If you want to be in a place that smells so good come here. The aroma of incense, soaps, lotions and oils are just many of the products available here. They also have African jewelry and African cloth. Upstairs on the second floor, you will find yourself surrounded by shelves and shelves of classic and contemporary books by African-American writers, poets and critics. You will also find greeting cards and calendars upstairs."

"Be Here: Baltimore" launched in 2016, an effort to build community-sourced cultural stories about the city. Now, the city is connected by more than 400 authentic stories of Baltimore culture and heritage told by the people who know the city best. Learn more about the project:

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