Unmarked: Stories Told
Unmarked: Stories Told is a collaborative project between Single Carrot Theatre, St. John’s Church, and residents of Waverly and the surrounding communities. Unmarked will commemorate 41 unmarked gravesites of African Americans from the latter half of the 19th century in the cemetery of St. John’s Church in Waverly. Unmarked is working with historian and local resident, Jessica Douglas, to uncover as much historical information as possible about the individuals interred and life for Black Americans during the Reconstruction Era. St. John’s Church will build a commemorative garden to honor the space. Single Carrot Theatre will work with 1-3 local playwrights to create theatrical texts based on this research and community conversations to be performed at the unveiling of the commemorative garden. Unmarked will commemorate the lives of those interred in the cemetery, acknowledge wrongdoings of the past and present with the goal of healing and strengthening community ties today.
We want to hear from you!
Unmarked: Community Conversation
October 23rd 1-2:30pm
at St John’s Church (3001 Old York Rd)
This outdoor event is for residents of Waverly and surrounding neighborhoods (including Barclay, Abell, Harwood, Greenmount West, Charles Village, etc). Or anyone else interested in this project. We will hold conversations in so that we can
- Hear your thoughts and opinions about commemoration plans for the cemetary
- Talk to the playwrights and historian about the script
- Learn more about your perspective on the neighborhood and North East Baltimore!
RSVP encouraged, but not required. Contact Tina Canady, Artistic Associate & Community Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in hosting a community conversation or receiving updates about the project please contact Tina Canady email@example.com
Funding for this project is provided by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund