“Worthy of monumentalization”: Black Arts District preserves cultural memory of Pennsylvania Avenue (Baltimore Fishbowl)

Baltimore Fishbowl: “Worthy of monumentalization”: Black Arts District preserves cultural memory of Pennsylvania Avenue. “Immortalized in bronze, Billie Holiday sings in the Upton neighborhood, her hair adorned with gardenias. Across the striking statue once stood the Royal Theatre, the famed West Baltimore venue where Holiday and fellow Black jazz and blues stars once performed. The eight-and-a-half-foot statue is the sole monument of how Pennsylvania Avenue was an epicenter for Black art and entertainment businesses during the early to mid-20th century.”

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