Mayor to Celebrate Black Female Leaders at Art Exhibit

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Brandon M. Scott
Mayor,
Baltimore City
250 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Monica Lewis
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Mayor to Celebrate Black Female Leaders at Art Exhibit this Afternoon

BALTIMORE, MD. (Saturday, November 6, 2021) – This afternoon, Mayor Brandon M. Scott will celebrate the profound work and accomplishments of 13 Black Female Leaders throughout Baltimore City at the opening event of The Guardians: Reshaping History at The Peale Center at Carroll Mansion. The celebration will take place from 3:00-8:00pm at the Peale at Carroll Mansion, 800 E Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21202. 

The Guardians is a photojournalism documentary project including portraits, large-scale banners, and digital archives honoring the contributions of 13 amazing Black women to Baltimore City. The project is led by Creative Director Whitney Frazier and Photographer Kirby Griffin.

“We know that in so many of our neighborhoods, it is the women, specifically the Black women who have held our communities together,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “It is about time we recognized their work and commitment to our city. They have been the Guardians of our traditions and our history, but also the heralds of a better and brighter future for our city.”

Five Banners of The Guardians are already featured on the front façade of City Hall and will continue to travel to The Guardian’s home neighborhoods and other prominent locations around the city. 

“This is only the beginning,” continued Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I look forward to continued collaboration with these incredible women to uplift communities across our city.”

All of the Guardians’ stories are archived by The Peale and featured on the Baltimore City Department of Planning’s website.

Anyone interested in attending may RSVP through this link.

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