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Black-led commission to reimagine Mount Clare, the historic...

Mount Clare is a Georgian house built in 1760 for Charles Carroll, Barrister. It is in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor)

Black-led commission to reimagine Mount Clare, the historic plantation in the middle of Baltimore | PHOTOS

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A commission led by experts who are Black is reimagining Mount Clare, a historic plantation in the middle of Baltimore. Researchers will study the enslaved, indentured and imprisoned laborers who lived and worked at Mount Clare and a nearby ironworks — and perhaps find their descendants in Baltimore. More than that, they want to transform the city-owned property into a place where present-day Black Baltimoreans feel at home.
(Kim Hairston, Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
Mount Clare is a Georgian house built in 1760 for Charles Carroll, Barrister. It is in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore.
Mount Clare is a Georgian house built in 1760 for Charles Carroll, Barrister. It is in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, stood Aug. 28, 2021, outside a tent where "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" was held at Mount Clare's bowling green. Jiggetts poured libations to honor enslaved people who worked there. She said that, "as an artist, I prayed to be in this space" and she was "giving thanks for the small blessings."
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, stood Aug. 28, 2021, outside a tent where "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" was held at Mount Clare's bowling green. Jiggetts poured libations to honor enslaved people who worked there. She said that, "as an artist, I prayed to be in this space" and she was "giving thanks for the small blessings." (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, stood Aug. 28, 2021, outside a tent where "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" was held at Mount Clare's bowling green. Jiggetts poured libations to honor enslaved people who worked there. She said that, "as an artist, I prayed to be in this space" and she was "giving thanks for the small blessings."
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, stood Aug. 28, 2021, outside a tent where "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" was held at Mount Clare's bowling green. Jiggetts poured libations to honor enslaved people who worked there. She said that, "as an artist, I prayed to be in this space" and she was "giving thanks for the small blessings." (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Tracie Jiggetts pours libations to honor enslaved people who were forced to work at Mount Clare, a plantation, and a nearby ironworks.
Tracie Jiggetts pours libations to honor enslaved people who were forced to work at Mount Clare, a plantation, and a nearby ironworks. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, prepares to pour libations Aug. 28, 2021, to honor those enslaved people who worked at Mount Clare in Southwest Baltimore.
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, prepares to pour libations Aug. 28, 2021, to honor those enslaved people who worked at Mount Clare in Southwest Baltimore. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, took part in an event Aug. 28, 2021, at Mount Clare plantation in Southwest Baltimore called "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation."
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, took part in an event Aug. 28, 2021, at Mount Clare plantation in Southwest Baltimore called "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation." (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
From left, Moziah Saleem, Tracie Jiggetts and Navasha Daya lead a pouring of libations to honor those enslaved persons who worked at Mount Clare, a former plantation in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore.
From left, Moziah Saleem, Tracie Jiggetts and Navasha Daya lead a pouring of libations to honor those enslaved persons who worked at Mount Clare, a former plantation in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
From left, Carol Gould, president of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland; Ellen Lewis, vice president for communication and membership; Lindsay Thompson, vice president of mission, and Grace Clark, an applicant, attend an event at Mount Clare plantation in Baltimore. The Dames operate a museum at the site.
From left, Carol Gould, president of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland; Ellen Lewis, vice president for communication and membership; Lindsay Thompson, vice president of mission, and Grace Clark, an applicant, attend an event at Mount Clare plantation in Baltimore. The Dames operate a museum at the site. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Krista Green, director of the Mount Clare Museum, delivers remarks during "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" on Aug. 28, 2021, in Southwest Baltimore.
Krista Green, director of the Mount Clare Museum, delivers remarks during "Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" on Aug. 28, 2021, in Southwest Baltimore. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Author Lawrence Brown delivers the keynote address on Aug. 28, 2021, at an event at Mount Clare plantation in Carroll Park.
Author Lawrence Brown delivers the keynote address on Aug. 28, 2021, at an event at Mount Clare plantation in Carroll Park. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Brandon Woody plays as the band Upendo performs at Mount Clare's bowling green.
Brandon Woody plays as the band Upendo performs at Mount Clare's bowling green. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Dale Green, Morgan State University professor and chair of the Mount Claire at Carroll Park Commission, delivers remarks on Aug. 28, 2021. He spoke at an event to kick off a yearlong effort to reconcile the site's past with Baltimore's present.
Dale Green, Morgan State University professor and chair of the Mount Claire at Carroll Park Commission, delivers remarks on Aug. 28, 2021. He spoke at an event to kick off a yearlong effort to reconcile the site's past with Baltimore's present. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Reconciling Mount Clare
"Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" at Mount Clare kicked off a yearlong effort to reconcile the Carroll Park site's past with Baltimore's present.
"Journey to Jubilee: Return, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" at Mount Clare kicked off a yearlong effort to reconcile the Carroll Park site's past with Baltimore's present. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Mount Clare Museum House
This was a child's bedroom at Mount Clare.
This was a child's bedroom at Mount Clare. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
This was the bedroom of Margaret Tilghman Carroll, the wife of Charles Carroll, Barrister, at Mount Clare.
This was the bedroom of Margaret Tilghman Carroll, the wife of Charles Carroll, Barrister, at Mount Clare. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
The parlor at Mount Clare, a Georgian mansion built in 1760 for Charles Carroll, Barrister. It is located in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore.
The parlor at Mount Clare, a Georgian mansion built in 1760 for Charles Carroll, Barrister. It is located in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
This was Charles Carroll, Barrister's study at Mount Clare, his summer home in Baltimore.
This was Charles Carroll, Barrister's study at Mount Clare, his summer home in Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
A brass and crystal fixture adorns a mantel in the parlor at Mount Clare.
A brass and crystal fixture adorns a mantel in the parlor at Mount Clare. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
This is a staircase at Mount Clare in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore.
This is a staircase at Mount Clare in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
This is a view of a guest bedroom at Mount Clare Museum House. The home is a Georgian style mansion which was built in 1760 by Charles Carroll the Barrister and is located in Carroll Park in West Baltimore. Sept. 1, 2021
This is a view of a guest bedroom at Mount Clare Museum House. The home is a Georgian style mansion which was built in 1760 by Charles Carroll the Barrister and is located in Carroll Park in West Baltimore. Sept. 1, 2021 (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
A dining room cabinet holds examples of Chinese porcelain at Baltimore's Mount Clare Museum House.
A dining room cabinet holds examples of Chinese porcelain at Baltimore's Mount Clare Museum House. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Mount Clare Museum House
The kitchen at Mount Clare displays items of the type used throughout the home's history.
The kitchen at Mount Clare displays items of the type used throughout the home's history. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Reconciling Mount Clare
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, at an Aug. 28, 2021, ceremony where she poured libations to honor enslaved people forced to work at Mount Clare, the summer home of Charles Carroll, Barrister, in 18th-century Baltimore.
Tracie Jiggetts, founder of The Art of Truth, at an Aug. 28, 2021, ceremony where she poured libations to honor enslaved people forced to work at Mount Clare, the summer home of Charles Carroll, Barrister, in 18th-century Baltimore. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
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