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Essays: Baltimore Sun 175th anniversary

Reporters and other Baltimoreans reflect on how their lives intersected with The Sun.

Also see pictures of each of the essayists.

  • Wes Moore

    The author: When Wes Moore met Wes Moore

    Many articles in The Baltimore Sun's 175-year history have entertained me, enlarged my view of the world and forced me to reconsider my instincts or feelings. But one article struck me more than any other. It was about Wes Moore. And it had nothing to do with me.

  • Jack Germond

    The political columnist: Bitter lessons in the South

    I remember feeling trepidation when Jules Witcover and I, partners in writing our political column, joined The Baltimore Sun after the collapse of the Washington Star left us on the beach in August of 1981.

  • Kurt Schmoke

    The mayor: Blowing up The Block

    During my time in office, members of the downtown business community and other citizens urged me to take action against the area known as The Block. Since the end of World War II, The Block has been a concentration of strip clubs and X-rated bookstores. However, by the 1990s, The Block acquired...

  • Brian Rogers

    The investor: Business in, and of, The Sun

    My first memories of The Baltimore Sun go back to 1982, when my wife and I were planning to move to Baltimore from Massachusetts. In the days before the Internet, home buyers turned to The Sun's classified ads to get their arms around the range of housing alternatives.

  • Pat Moran

    The casting director: Living in the house of Bodine

    When I was a little girl, I read from an early age. I come from a family of big newspaper readers, and one of the first (and favorite) things I remember reading was the Brown section in the Sunday Sun, so-called because it was sepia in tone. Other kids may have pulled out the comics, but I pulled...

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