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A Quote from the VP Blog on Baltimore's Pigtown

Hey James,

Saw this on the VP blog:

Here is an account from 1892 describing "Pigtown" the black area in Southwest Baltimore:

"Open drains, great lots filled with high weeds, ashes and garbage accumulated in the alleyways, cellars filled with filthy black water, houses that are total strangers to the touch of whitewash or scrubbing brush, human bodies that have been strangers for months to soap and water, villainous looking negroes who loiter and sleep around the street corners and never work; vile and vicious women, with but a smock to cover their black nakedness, lounging in the doorways or squatting upon the steps, hurling foul epithets at every passerby; foul streets, foul people, in foul tenements filled with foul air; that's "Pigtown."


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LaManoJune 30, 2017 2:05 PM UTC

So not much has changed then.