The Rise of Charm City

The Afro-American Newspaper is turning 125 on August 12, 21017. Keep It Moving host Marsha Jews interviews Chairman and Publisher of the Afro-American Newspaper, John "Jake" Oliver, and Pastor Frances Murphy Draper, the Afro's former President and member of the Illustrious Murphy Family.

Episode 17 of the Rise of Charm City takes listeners to two of the city's most historically significant cemeteries: Mount Auburn, the oldest Black cemetery in the city, and Green Mount Cemetery, final resting place of many of Baltimore's 19th and early 20th century philanthropists. We also hear from Mr. Victor March Sr., President and CEO of March Funeral Homes, the largest independent funeral home on the East Coast, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

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Episode 16 of the Rise of Charm City features the history of lacrosse in Baltimore city's various communities. 

The Baltimore Sun named The Rise of Charm City "Best Radio Broadcast" in their Best of Baltimore 2017 issue. 

Episode 15 of the Rise of Charm City explores the history of Baltimore's LGBTQ+ communities. 

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