pearl Bailey: FHN with Stanton Center

As Future History Now continues to learn about Annapolis' local history, we look for ways to weave beloved stories into our modern landscape, and pass the knowledge on to a younger generation. This Pearl Bailey mural commemorates "The Harlem of Annapolis," an area that used to be filled with hotels, music venues, and other businesses that served the African American community. We listened to recordings of Ms. Bailey as we painted in on-and-off drizzle and rain. Erik Evans of the Annapolis Arts District reached out to local eatery Luna Blu, who generously donated a pizza lunch both days. 

 On May 4th and 5th of 2018, FHN and Stanton Center collaborated to create a mural of Pearl Bailey, a portrait to commemorate the cultural legacy of Annapolis' "Old Fourth Ward."   (CLICK HERE TO READ "  The Fourth Ward: Bound by Brotherhood," by Janice Hayes Williams)

On May 4th and 5th of 2018, FHN and Stanton Center collaborated to create a mural of Pearl Bailey, a portrait to commemorate the cultural legacy of Annapolis' "Old Fourth Ward." (CLICK HERE TO READ "The Fourth Ward: Bound by Brotherhood," by Janice Hayes Williams)

 Jeff Huntington teaches stenciling techniques to a young participant.

Jeff Huntington teaches stenciling techniques to a young participant.

 This small crew, which included Troy Reid, Anthony LaVorgna, and George "Lassie" Belt as artist/mentors worked through the weekend and on-and-off rain to get the job done!

This small crew, which included Troy Reid, Anthony LaVorgna, and George "Lassie" Belt as artist/mentors worked through the weekend and on-and-off rain to get the job done!

 Mr. Lassie doing the hard work while other adults goof off. 

Mr. Lassie doing the hard work while other adults goof off. 

 Jeff Huntington up a ladder. 

Jeff Huntington up a ladder.