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In 2016, Baltimore had an outsized impact on the nation's – and world's – cultural conversations

In 2016, Baltimore had an outsized impact on the nation's – and world's – cultural conversations

For a city with a fraction of the population of such giants as New York and Los Angeles, Baltimore is having an outsized impact on the nation's — and increasingly the world's — cultural conversations.

From the #OscarsSoWhite campaign led by two former Baltimoreans to the former head of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library, Carla Hayden, becoming the first woman and first African-American appointed as librarian of Congress, what happens in Baltimore is increasingly playing a significant role in how America defines itself.

Here are some of the moments...

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