Earl Johnson is a war veteran who served in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a board member of Operation Oliver, and executive director of One Green Home. This park used to be a drug dealer hangout until a few months ago when police and neighborhood activists were "successful" in moving the dealers to the end of the block. The Dawson Memorial Playground is in the background next to Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary School. It was built in honor of a family whose home was fire-bombed and all were killed by a drug dealer before the parents were to testify.
Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna