http://mdmorn.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/125112/ WYPR’s news department just finished a series called “Last Rites: Death and Remembrance in Maryland.” It was a wide-ranging overview of cultural practices in our state, from ancient Native American burial practices to contemporary street-side memorials. Sheilah talks to WYPR news managing editor Sunni Khalid about what he learned in reporting on the many […]
http://www.wypr.org/news/last-rites-street-memorials Five months ago on this spot, two Pigtown teenagers, 17-year-old Emerald Smith and her best friend, 16-year-old Courtney Angeles, were crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard, just before midnight, when they were mowed down in a hit-and-run accident. The two were transported to Maryland Shock-Trauma where they died a short time later. Within hours, a […]
http://www.wypr.org/news/last-rites-color-line-persists-funeral-industry This month, we’re looking at some of the customs and traditions in Maryland that have to do with how we remember those who’ve died In today’s installment of “Last Rites: Death & Remembrance in Maryland,” WYPR’s Sunni Khalid reports on the history of African-American funeral homes in Baltimore. “…You better stop knocking on my […]
A look at African-American funeral homes in Baltimore.