Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Over 35 years, 94,000 miles and 48 states, the Grahams, a black couple from Baltimore, savored each adventure

Over 35 years, 94,000 miles and 48 states, the Grahams, a black couple from Baltimore, savored each adventure

Local filmmaker Carla Joelle Brown is creating a documentary about her maternal grandparents, a postal worker and a school teacher, who began their travels while living on Arunah Avenue in West Baltimore. The film “Everyone But Two: The Life, Love & Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham” recounts the adventures of a pair of African-American travelers from Baltimore.

They “were unintentional civil rights pioneers when they traveled across the country by recreational vehicle starting in 1965,” Brown wrote in an email to The Baltimore Sun. “This was a year after the signing of the Civil Rights Act [of 1964], prohibiting racial segregation in public accommodations, and the same...

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