Neighbors disavow racist opposition to Morgan State, a century after trying to keep college out of Northeast Baltimore

When white neighbors in Lauraville learned of plans to relocate an African American school and community into their Northeast Baltimore neighborhood in 1917, they sued to prevent what they — and The Baltimore Sun at the time — called a threatening “negro invasion.” Their unsuccessful lawsuit, protests, editorials, letters and legislative bills seeking to preserve “the sanctity of an all-white community” betrayed their ignorance. (Balt. Sun)

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