For more than 34 years, the Baltimore Times has shared the many stories of struggle, hope and prosperity in the African American community.
When legacy media outlets were busy covering news conferences and campaign rallies, the Baltimore Times wrote articles about the local community center that provided safe havens for young black and brown children. And for every story about the Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Wrestling Entertainment, there was Mack Allison IV and the tremendous success of young up and coming boxers inside the Time 2 Grind Gym.
To celebrate Black History Month, Hotel Revival Baltimore is hosting an exhibit and experience each day through Saturday, February 29, 2020 where attendees will be able to learn about The Baltimore Times, the city’s black-owned and operatored newspaper.
Also, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6 p.m., The Baltimore Times will host a conversation at Hotel Revival, which has engaged Jason Bass of Kiss Tomorrow Hello as its “culture curator” to identify and curate Black History Month programming.
“Jason Bass of Kiss Tomorrow Hello will help the hotel celebrate several Black History Month events and the Baltimore Times is among those participating,” said Joy Bramble, publisher
and editor of the Baltimore Times.
The importance of The Baltimore Times cannot be understated. Like other black newspapers around the country, The Baltimore Times has held to its mission of telling “our own stories,” according to Bramble.
“It’s so important that we preserve our legacy and the legacy of the Black Press. Our community has counted on The Baltimore Times as being their voice and that’s what we’ve endeavored to do,” she said.
As part of the conversations event on February 18, many individuals who have been featured in the Baltimore Times will tell their stories and share how being featured in the newspaper has impacted their lives.
Curated by Bass and Cieara A. Adams, The Baltimore Times Archive Installation endeavors to show attendees how the publication has remained committed through the years to delivering informative, inspirational and empowering stories of Maryland’s African American community.
The archives will provide a look into Baltimore’s Black history by displaying images and headlines on the second floor of Hotel Revival, and inside the hotel’s Friday Evening Room.
“It is our hope that when people step into Hotel Revival that they feel it’s a space where they can engage, interact and be their authentic selves,” Donte Johnson, general manager of Hotel
Revival, said in a news release. “We are proud to partner with this incredible group of people and organizations for this effort, and we invite the community to join us in our celebration of these notable individuals.”
The event is free and open to the public. Hotel Revival is located at 101 W Monument Street, Baltimore City.