I saw the first historical marker-I made it!-and locked my bike up to a No Parking sign so I could walk my walking tour. I was welcomed to the neighborhood, encouraged to "enjoy the sights [and] sounds of an emerging people." That seemed kinda awkward-African Americans have been in Baltimore since before there was Baltimore, so not really "emerging." Also, do people "emerge"? This is spring break, I told myself. Put away the cynicism that maybe this tour isn't here to help us feel more rooted in our neighborhoods, our connection to each other, our past, present, or future, and is more about selling something to tourists, since that's the only way we seem able to make money anymore, now that we're not cranking out bombs and ships for war since wars are fought with less "stuff" now and besides, let's just outsource everything to places where workers are even more disposable than they are here. C'mon, self, just learn.