Smith honoring local black history expert

Weekend exhibition in Towson spotlights 2 Baltimore Co. communities

February 25, 2005|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. is set to visit the exhibition of local black history expert Louis Diggs on Saturday at Eastpoint Mall in eastern Baltimore County, Smith's office announced today.

Smith will visit Diggs' photographic display at 11 a.m. near the entrance to Value City at Eastpoint Mall. The exhibit, showing on Saturday and Sunday, highlights the histories of the eastern Baltimore County communities of Turners Station and Edgemere.

Diggs, considered the first historian to research and document Baltimore County's African-American heritage, has penned seven books that detail the histories of African-American enclaves around the county.

More information on Baltimore County's black history is available on the county Web site at www.baltimorecountyonline.info.

February 25, 2005, 3:28 PM EST

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