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75th Anniversary of VE Day: Old West Baltimore Style

#OTD-May 8, 1945

The announcement of #WorldWarII ending in Europe threw the American public into a frenzy of camaraderie and exhilaration. In a patriotic gesture, these Frederick Douglass High School women celebrated the good news by raising the American flag and flashing the "V" hand sign for victory.

Frederick Douglass High School women celebrate the end of World War II in Europe.

The woman in the front center is holding a copy of the #BaltimoreAfroAmerican, with a headline that reads "War Ends In Europe".

If anyone recognizes their relatives, please contact us.

Colorized courtesy of #MyHeritage and #DeOldify

Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives

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