New book captures the 1940s -1980s battles over expressways

Recently released: Stop the Road, Stories from the Trenches of Baltimore’s Road Wars is now available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The book recently ranked ranks no. 1 for new releases in “Regional Politics Planning,” on Amazon.

The appeal goes well beyond Baltimore because the story resonates as both human interest and as a city planning saga. The issues tackled are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago, when a ragtag band of neighborhood activists, preservationists, and environmentalists upended the Road Gang and the political establishment and saved Baltimore’s historic waterfront from death by expressway. But that glorious city-saving win must be tempered by the equally compelling but inglorious story behind the Highway to Nowhere and the deep-seated racial injustice that it represents.

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Join LAI Baltimore Member E. Evans Paull’s for a book signing for “Stop the Road: Stories from the Trenches of Baltimore’s Road Wars.”

The Ivy Bookshop, Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 PM.

Bird-in-Hand Café, 11 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD

Guest speaker: Joe McNeely, the first director of Southeast Community Organization (SECO)

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