East Towson: From Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter

Meeting Place
East Towson Carver Community Center 300 Lennox Avenue Towson, MD 21286

Sunday, October 2, 2022 1:30 pm


Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:00 pm

About the Event

Lace up your shoes for a walking tour of East Towson, Baltimore County’s oldest African-American community.

About this event

East Towson, Baltimore County’s oldest African-American community, is a thriving, tight-knit enclave adjacent to Towson’s urban core. There are current residents of East Towson whose ancestry dates back to slavery at the nearby Hampton Plantation. This 90-minute, one (1) mile walking tour focuses on the architectural structures still in place and shaped by the shifting political, economic, and social pressures of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Right and into the present. These structures tell the story of East Towson’s place on the landscape of the rich and complicated history of our nation in general and Baltimore County in particular, each a landmark on the road to East Towson’s dynamic and liveable new future.

Your tour guides will be historic preservationist, Carol Allen, Executive Director of Historic Towson, Inc. (1992 to 2006) and Commissioner of Baltimore County Land Preservation Commission, Immediate Past Chair (2006-2018), and Nancy Goldring, President of the Northeast Towson Improvement Association, Inc. (N.E.T.I.A.,Inc.) and a seventh generation resident of East Towson.

Tour will take place rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather!

**Make a day of it by booking the companion Hampton National Historic Site tour at 11:00 and enjoying a quick lunch on your own in downtown Towson . See the brochure below for more information on plans to create a trail that will physically connect the already intertwined stories of Hampton National Historic Site and Historic East Towson.**

In Response to COVID-19 we are:

We are following Baltimore City Guidelines, wearing a mask is at your discretion, and at the moment not enforced. If Baltimore City health guidelines change, so will our stance.