EPISODE 53: Hathaway tells genesis of Union Baptist Church in 1865 and how it serves Baltimore

Discussing the story of Baltimore through as many lenses as possible has always been our goal at Baltimore Positive.

Reverend Al Hathaway needs no introduction to anyone who has spent time in West Baltimore or near Union Baptist Church, which has been a centerpiece of the community since the 1860s.

This podcast was designed to allow folks to tell their whole story and Hathaway took us on a Baltimore journey that was unforgettable.

In Part One, Hathway discussed his life as a student at City College in the 1960 with classmates like Elijah Cummings and Kurt Schmoke and teachers like NFL great George Young.

Part Two takes us through the history of slavery and how Union Baptist Church was formed in 1865 and has served the people of West Baltimore.

Part Three will take a deeper dive into the long history of how the church and the community have worked together in West Baltimore to overcome injustice.

As Nestor stated early in the podcast, we’ve all seen Rev. Hathaway show up on a local corporate television station with a soundbite after an urban tragedy. This was our chance to get to know more about his story and his incredible work in our town.

OUR UPCOMING BALTIMORE POSITIVE EVENTS:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2: Our U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes from the 3rd District will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3: A morning doubleheader with Baltimore Homecoming leaders J.M. Schapiro and Nate Loewentheil at 8:45 a.m. and our U.S. Senator Ben Cardin at 10 a.m. from State Fare in Catonsville.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10: State Senator Bill Ferguson will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 9 a.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7: Chair of the Appropriation Committee of the Maryland House of Delgates Maggie McIntosh will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 9 a.m.

We want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and friends who have allowed this Baltimore Positive platform and movement to become part of your lives and routine. And thank you for sharing our conversations with your community and world!

Hope to see you around Baltimore soon..

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