African American Businesses and Matchbook Covers

#BlackHistoryMonth2020

#BlackMatchbookCovers

#AfricanAmericanBusinesses

#JoeLouisPunch

(#HenryGParksJr., #WillieAdams and #JoeLouis aka #BrownBomber)

#PennsylvaniaAvenueBaltimore

#SphinxClub (#CharlieTilghman)

#ComedyClub (#IkeDixon)

#Gambys (#LBGamby)

#PrimarySourceMaterials





Demolition, gentrification, and urban blight help to destroy the historic Black built environment. However, matchbooks, business cards, receipts, and photographs help to reconnect the present and future audiences with the past.


These will be featured in the upcoming book, Old West Baltimore by Arcadia Publishing, Fall 2020.


#BlackHistoryisEverywhere

#NegroHistoryDetective 🕵🏽‍♂️

#NotInTheTextbooks 📚

#ArtifactualJourney


Keepin' it historically significant ✊🏽