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Roland Freeman’s Arabbers

Life in Baltimore Streets

Roland Freeman’s Arabbers: Life in Baltimore Streets

On view through March 31, 2019
A selection of photographs by Roland Freeman, a renown documentarian of folk culture. It celebrates Freeman’s gift to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of over 100 historic photographs which highlight the importance of the generations-long tradition of young, black men engaged in Arabber commerce throughout the streets of Baltimore. A staple of Baltimore neighborhoods, Arabbers delight residents with their unique calls, symmetrically stacked fruits and vegetables, horse-drawn carts and highly decorated horses.